Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams Hated Each Other While Making 'The Notebook,' Says Director
Film director Nick Cassavetes recently spilled some secrets about one of the most popular chick flicks, "The Notebook."
The 2004 film, based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
Gawker notes that Gosling and McAdams dated for years after making "The Notebook," but despised each other while making the movie, per Cassavetes' memory.
"[Ryan is] 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 told VH-1.
"We went into a room with a producer," added Cassavetes. "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."
Cassavetes also recalled when Gosling tried to consult with James Garner, who played his character in later years. Gosling was concerned that his eyes were blue and Garner's were brown, but Garner didn't care.
Gosling asked Garner if their character should speak in a Southern accent, but Garner reportedly said, "I don't do accents."