Rachel McAdams is an acclaimed actress in her own right.
But on hearing critics remark that she's the new Julia Roberts, the Canadian actress dismissed the notion.
"Well, it's a very flattering comparison. She's one of the biggest movie stars in the whole world, which I am certainly not! "She's had a really lovely career so I'd be really fortunate if I could get anywhere close to that," said the radiant Valentino couture-clad 34-year-old during a junket to promote her latest movie, About Time, in Knightsbridge last month.
The romantic comedy, written and directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Four Weddings And A Funeral), is about love, family and time travel.
While it might seem like a bizarre combination on paper, it is a trademark "Curtisian" film.
Opening in Singapore on Oct 10, it stars Domhnall Gleeson as Tim, a man who uses his ability to travel through time in search of his true love.
McAdams professes to be a fan of Curtis' movies.
"I think he's the best at making those movies, those sort of life-affirming yet somehow a little bittersweet movies that make you laugh and cry," she said.
"To be in a Richard Curtis movie is a real pleasure and it feels like a milestone of sorts growing up, having loved, loved, loved his films and his voice.
"The characters that he builds stay with you for a lifetime, so yeah, it was a real honour to be asked."
The 56-year-old British screenwriter-director reciprocated the admiration in a separate interview.