Thomas in a Protestant household. She has said that skating prepared her for physical acting, because it trained her to be "in tune" with her body. In addition to playing sports including volleyball, badminton, and soccer ,  McAdams served on the student council , participated in the Crime Stoppers program, and was a member of the Peer Helping Team. The Italian-Canadian co-production was filmed in Sicily when McAdams was 22 years old, and it marked her first time on an airplane. McAdams was 25 years old when she was cast as the mean high school queen bee Regina George, and she modelled her character on Alec Baldwin 's performance in the drama Glengarry Glen Ross And so I kind of learned that lesson from watching her.