Something about the way this was worded...
It reminded me of a similar situation that went down a few years ago surrounding the casting process for a superhero movie. Several actresses were up for the part including one with a demonic reputation, and the other a small town un-American girl who’d quickly become a fan sweetheart. The sweetheart had the edge, and she was on her way to LA to close the deal. At the airport, her phone goes off. It’s her agents. They told her not to get on the plane. Demonic leaked a story to Variety that she’d confirmed the role when she hadn’t. It was a bold move to throw off the other candidates. And it worked. (But both movies sucked and really didn’t do anything for her in the long run.)
Update - Only July 8 Lainey dropped some big hints in this article. Pretty much a reveal. Here is an excerpt:
Meanwhile over in London yesterday, Rachel McAdams played pregnant, apparently going into labour on the set of the new Richard Curtis movie About Time. I’m assuming that Bill Weasley is the father. Yes, Rachel and Michael Sheen are still together and solid. Photos of them at Wimbledon in London on the weekend are attached. They’re both working but they’re trying to see each other as often as possible. After the success of The Vow, Rachel has pretty much cemented her position as romantic movie girl. Though she can be a lot more, and I’m sure that’s in the plan, sometimes things work out as they should. Sometimes you miss out on an opportunity because some other actress was a f-cking bitch and it turns out it wouldn’t have been right for you anyway and now that girl is off writing articles about hemp diapers because she can’t get a proper acting job. The Hollywood fates do get it right on occasion.
Demonic: Jessica Alba
Sweethart: Rachel McAdams