The jury’s in, and apparently Ryan Gosling used to hate Rachel McAdams. The love story from “The Notebook” was an instant classic in 2004, but the relationship between Gosling and McAdams took a couple screaming matches and therapy sessions before they got the chemistry down.
Director Nick Cassavetes handpicked Gosling to play the gushing and amorous Noah after his acting on the “Mickey Mouse Club” and “Young Hercules,” but told VH1 he found Rachel McAdams after a “wonderful” audition. However, Cassavetes revealed in the interview that there was on-set strife between the two, admitting, “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.’”
Cassavetes said Gosling and McAdams went into a room with the producer and began “screaming and yelling” at each other. He said after the yelling match Gosling respected McAdams more, and that it was “smoother” sailing from there.
The pair began dating in 2005, and in 2011, Gosling called McAdams one of the “best girlfriends he’s ever had.”