Rachel McAdams has spoken about her character in the upcoming second season of True Detective saying she loved exploring someone who is so different to herself.

Speaking to Marie Claire magazine, McAdams said of her role, "I love that she's not the girlfriend or the wife. She doesn't really care what everyone thinks; she feels no responsibility for other people's feelings.

"She's not trying to be charming, which isn't always the case with a leading lady. There's [usually] sort of a responsibility to be a little bit likeable... Not that you want to be a horrendous character, just a little more human."

She added, "I love the exploration of someone who has such a different background from you. That exploration runs to compassion and to cracking yourself open and creating more understanding of how weird and amazing life is."

Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch also star in the second season of True Detective, which will air on Sky Atlantic from June 22.