The 39-year-old actress, who play the role of a grieving mother in the Peter Jackson-directed novel adaptation of ‘The Lovely Bones’, claimed she is lucky to not take her characters home.
She said: “I’ve learned to ‘switch on’ feelings for the director and turn them off when the action is over.
“The situation becomes very real for me during that span but everything goes away once it’s over.”
The British actress also claimed that she was attracted to the role of Abigail Salmon in ‘The Lovely Bones’ because it was a type of role she had never played.
She said: “Actors are always pretending to be something they are not. This time I had the chance to pretend to be an American woman in the 70s, a mother of three.”
Rachel added she thought that the film had an interesting angle which drew her to it.
She told Reader’s Digest: “I’m not sure there are many novels written from the perspective of the deceased.”