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Now Trending: Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams feuded bitterly while filming The Notebook

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook (2004)

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For anyone who adored (or was forced to watch) the mushy movie The Notebook, prepare to have all your romantic preconceptions shattered.

According to Nick Cassavettes, who directed the 2004 film, the on-screen love story between The Notebook's Canadian-born stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams was pretty much one big fake.

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During a recent interview with the U.S. cable outlet VH1, Cassavettes revealed for the first time that Gosling was handpicked by him to play Noah, while newcomer McAdams landed the role of Allie through the traditional audition process.

None of which helped the two actors achieve any semblance of on-screen chemistry when it came to filming a crucial scene in the movie based on Nicholas Sparks' tearjerker novel.

"They were really not getting along one day on set," said Cassavettes in the interview. "Really not. Ryan came to me and there's 150 people standing in this big scene and he says, 'Nick, come here,' " said Cassavettes in the interview. "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?' "

Continued Cassavettes: "I said, 'What?' He says, 'I can't. I can't do it with her. I'm just not getting anything from this.' "

On that occasion, the rocky road was smoothed over by Cassavettes putting Gosling and McAdams into the same room with one of the film's producers to air their respective grievances. After "screaming and yelling at each other," the two actors emerged ready to work.

"It got better after that, you know?" said Cassavettes. "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."

Of course, the path of true love does not always run smoothly for Noah and Allie throughout The Notebook, which in turn resulted in Gosling improvising one of the movie's most memorable lines of dialogue.

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Specifically, it was the scene in which a bearded and exasperated Noah tries to get flighty Allie to talk about their future together. According to Cassavettes, Gosling improvised the scene's now-famous tagline, "What do you want?" – which he repeats five times in succession – on the day of shooting.

"It became one of the most iconic things from the film that wasn't in the script," said Cassavettes. "He just knew it."

Of course, there's a time and place for improvisation in movie acting. Cassavettes also revealed that in The Notebook's second chapter, after a heartbroken Noah painstakingly rebuilds the Windsor Plantation, Gosling wanted to deviate sharply from the script – by burning down the house.

"He'd come to me and say, 'Why can't I burn the house down?' I'd say, 'Because I don't even know what that means.' And he'd say, 'Cleansing my fire!' "

Needless to say, Gosling's suggestion didn't make it into The Notebook.


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