Do you still think Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were meant to be? For those who still ‘ship the pair (and how could you not?) here’s a fun fact about the time when they were still a budding romance: They hated each other. In an interview with VH1, The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes said:
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.”
You mean, before they became an official couple, they hated each other? Oh my god: It’s rom-com set in the making of a rom-dram!
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.