The Notebook starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams is one of the most iconic romantic movies ever made in Hollywood. The pair of Noah and Allie was loved by audiences worldwide and the movie is even remembered to date. But the off-screen relationship between the duo was utterly different from what the fans watched on screen. It even went so bad at a moment that the actor desperately wanted McAdams to be removed from the movie.
During the filming of the 2004 movie, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams shared an opposite bond from what their on-screen characters shared. There were frequent fights on set between the characters and the duo has also stated in various interviews later about their hatred towards each other.
Ryan Gosling wanted Rachel McAdams to be removed from The Notebook
The story of Ryan Gosling and the Doctor Strange actress is not unknown to many. The duo immensely hated each other during that time and their fights often presented hindrances to the filming process.
One of the most interesting things that occurred on the set was when the tussle went to such an extent that the Barbie actor left a scene midway and demanded the director remove Rachel McAdams from the movie. As stated by the director Nick Cassavetes in an interview:
“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.”
But interestingly, this hatred towards each other gradually developed into romantic feelings and the duo fell in love and dated for 2 years from 2005 to 2007 before briefly reuniting in 2008. This short period of love seemingly changed a lot between the pair as the 44-year-old actress in a 2016 interview claimed that she would not mind working again with Ryan Gosling despite her history with him.
How did Ryan Gosling’s hate story turn into a romantic one?
Despite all their differences during the filming of The Notebook, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams turned out to be one of the most popular couples of that era when they started dating each other. As anticipated, this incident made many people wonder how this quick transition took place, and to this, the La La Land actor replied:
“I don’t know what happened. Two years later I saw her in New York and we started getting the idea that maybe we were wrong about each other.”
But unfortunately, this relationship didn’t run for so long and the couple broke up in 2007. Stating the reason for the separation, the 42-year-old star spoke in an interview with GQ that it becomes difficult when both of the people are in show business.
Even after having a bitter past and a quick break-up, Ryan Gosling always considered his relationship with the Allie fame as one of the greatest things that occurred in his life:
“I mean, God bless The Notebook. It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life. But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that.”
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Although the couple reunited briefly in 2008, it didn’t lead to any outcome. Presently the actress shares two children with screenwriter Jamie Linden whom she started dating in 2016. On the other hand, the Half Nelson actor shares two children with partner Eva Mendes.
The Notebook can be streamed on HBO Max.