Los Angeles: They may have had a crackling chemistry on screen, but off screen Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams didn't get along very well while filming 'The Notebook', says the film's director Nick Cassavetes.
Ryan Gosling. Pic/Santa Banta
"Maybe I'm not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not," Cassavetes told a music channel, reports eonline.com.
"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.'."
It was then that Cassavetes held an impromptu therapy session.
He recalled: "We went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other. 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."
Later, the actors dated on-and-off for four years.
"The Notebook" celebrated its 10th anniversary June 25.