Remember that time The Notebook was your favorite go-to movie because the romance felt SO REAL and you sometimes (every time) cried at the end?
It turns out, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams are really good actors. Academy Award-worthy, really. Because, on the 10th anniversary of the cherished movie’s release, director Nick Cassavetes reveals to VH1 that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams could not stand each other on the set.
Yes. You read that right.
"Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not. And Ryan came to me, and there’s 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, 'Nick come here.' And he’s doing a scene with Rachel and he says, 'Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me?' I said, 'What?' He says, 'I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.'"
The director decided to pull them both from the set.
"We went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other. I walked out. At that point I was smoking cigarettes. I smoked a cigarette and everybody came out like, 'All right let’s do this.' And it got better after that, you know? They had it out… I think Ryan respected her for standing up for her character and Rachel was happy to get that out in the open. The rest of the film wasn’t smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing."
Ryan and Rachel went on to date on-and-off for four years.