Hold on to your hats, we've got shocking The Notebook news this morning. The legendary rom-com turned 10 this month, and the director Nick Cassavetes has been talking about what life was really like on-set with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Spoiler: not smooth-sailing.
We always imagined the co-stars skipping in to work hand-in-hand, practising their lines together and generally falling in love both on-screen and off. Yannow - because they did end up going out for TWO YEARS and everything.
Turns out reality was not so rose-tinted.
WARNING: YOU WILL NEVER SEE THE NOTEBOOK THE SAME WAY AGAIN IF YOU KEEP ON READING.
Nick has revealed that Ryan actually wanted Rachel kicked off set after their first day shooting together. (Yup, we were shocked too.) Plus - it's gets worse/better. Apparently Rachel and Ryan ended up a room with a producer and started having a blazing row. He 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.
'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.'
This is just too much for us to handle. BUT also a great excuse to check out some hot Gosling pictures...