Rachel McAdams' Sherlock exploration

May 18th, 2011

Rachel McAdams "explored" her character further in the 'Sherlock Holmes' sequel.

The 32-year-old Canadian actress - who has a cameo role in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law - revealed it was "nice" to revisit the part of Irene Adler because she could reflect on her part a bit more.

She said: "Often with film, I find that you're just really getting to know a person. They're just starting to sink in, and then you wrap the film. So, it was nice to get to bring her back and have time to meditate on her a bit more. I liked that exercise. "I just have a small cameo in this one, but it was nice to revisit. It's why I've always thought I would like to do television. You get really intimate with your character."

The Guy Ritchie-directed film tells the story of Sherlock Holmes (Robert) and his sidekick Dr. Watson (Jude) as they take on their arch enemy Professor Moriaty (Jared Harris).

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' actress Noomi Rapace and British comedian Stephen Fry will also star in the movie, which is set to hit UK screens later this year.