The story of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams not having a fairytale relationship on the set of The Notebook has gone viral. Everyone wants to believe that the two were as compatible as they seemed on screen, but the film's director revealed the contrary.
According to Director Nick Cassavetes, Gosling actually tried to get his leading lady kicked off set. In an interview with VH1 he spoke about the problems between the pair when they filmed the romantic film.
"Maybe I'm not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not," Cassavetes told them. "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.'"
The director then dished about an impromptu therapy session (a.k.a. screaming match).
"We went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other," he recalled. "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."
As fans know, Gosling and McAdams went on to date in real life.
In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the film, let's take a look back at the five best musical moments of the film, which are full of '40s pop goodness.
"I'll Be Seeing You" by Billie Holiday
"Alabamy Home" by Duke Ellington
"Diga Diga Doo" by Ress Stewart & The Ellingtonians
"One O'Clock Jump" by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
"A String of Pearls" by Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
What was your favorite musical moment in the film? Let us know in the comments section below!