At the risk of crushing many a girls’ hearts – it has come to light that Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, did not in fact, have a seamless romantic love onset ‘The Notebook.’
Director Nick Cassavetes shed some light on what really happened on the set of the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel in a new interview with VH1.
Though the film’s stars, McAdams and Gosling, played on-screen lovers and later went on to date for about two years, Cassavetes revealed that on The Notebook set they were often at odds.
“Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not,” the director told VH1. “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 all is well that ends well… or so it was for a time anyway:
In 2007, Gosling told GQ Magazine, “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.”
Gosling has been dating actress Eva Mendes for the past three years, though the rumors regularly surface that they are on the rocks. As for McAdams, there were rumors swirling last month that she was hooking up with Jake Gyllenhaal – but apparently they are just friends…
Rachel McAdams, 34, looks better than ever in these new pictures! The gorgeous actress hit the red carpet in a sexy black dress by Saint Laurent in Munich, Germany, over the weekend. Rachel was promoting her new movie, ‘About Time.’
So about this movie…. I cannot WAIT. It’s the latest movie by Richard Curtis, who wrote and directed not only this movie, but also ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’, ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘Love Actually.’ I’m not sure I’ve seen a movie of his that I didn’t love, and I’m hoping this one will follow suit. The plot seems hokey (“About Time is an upcoming British romantic comedy science fiction film revolving around time travel where a young man tries to change his past to have a better future.”), but given who wrote and directed it, I feel like I’m going to love it no matter what!
You had me at ‘Love Actually’ which may be one of the most perfect love stories of all time. (Just give it to me.) At the very least it’s one of my all-time favorite movies.
Rachel McAdams stars in ‘About Time,’ which is written and directed by Richard Curtist (“Love Actually,” the scripts for “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill” and “Bridget Jones’ Diary”).
“About Time” tells the story of Tim (Domhnall Gleeson, who played Bill in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”), a young man with the ability to travel back in time to revisit and correct awkward romantic moments in his life. (Tim’s onscreen dad, played by the wily Bill Nighy, explains how this works with a bemused self-awareness.) That’s where McAdams comes in, playing the one that got away. She smiles, he melts, it’s over.
“The wonderful thing about the last couple of years is that I’ve been working quite a lot and I’ve been given opportunities,” Gleeson, who starred in last year’s “Anna Karenina,” told HuffPost Entertainment. “There are plenty of people who are better than me, who haven’t gotten those opportunities. I recognize I’ve been really really lucky at the moment. I’m getting to work with extraordinary people that I can learn great lessons from. I’m trying to get the most out of it, because you never know when it’s going to end.” And if it does, you can always go into an armoire, clench your fists and try again.