It’s hard to imagine a world where Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams don’t have the electrifying chemistry that brought magic not only on-screen with The Notebook, but also in real life in their relationship.
But that wasn’t always the case, director Nick Cassavetes recently revealed.
“They were really not getting along one day on set. Really not,” the director tells 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?’ And I said, ‘What?’ He says, ‘I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.’”
Eventually everything worked out for the costars—who went on to date off-camera—but it wasn’t easy.
“We went into a room with a producer—they started screaming and yelling at each other. I walked out,” the director recalls.
“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.”
Of course, Rachel and Ryan aren’t the first costars with beef (though we’d imagine there aren’t many that went from butting heads to dating each other!), check out five other infamous on-set feuds!
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