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Though their on-screen romance in 2004's The Notebook is often cited as one of the greatest love stories, it turns out that Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were less than cordial during the making of the classic rom-com.
Nick Cassavetes, the film's director, told VH1 that Gosling had difficulty working with McAdams and originally wanted her fired from the production entirely:
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 says the pair went on "screaming and yelling" at each other before becoming civil enough to record the scenes. Of course, they eventually began dating after the film was completed, until their 2008 breakup.- -
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