"The Notebook" stars Ryan Gosling and and Rachel McAdams were lovers on screen and off screen, but it has now been revealed that while they were filming the movie in 2003, Gosling and McAdams often fought with each other. Things got so bad that, at one point, Gosling wanted McAdams thrown off of the set, and he demanded that another actress rehearse lines with him.
In an interview with VH1 that was published on VH1's website on July 1, 2014, "The Notebook" director Nick Cassevetes said, "Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not. 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.”
"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… 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."
McAdams and Gosling dated off and on for four years before calling it quits in 2007. She went on to date actors Josh Lucas and Michael Sheen. Gosling has been dating actress Eva Mendes since 2011. Mendes and Gosling co-starred in the 2013 movie "The Place Beyond the Pines," and Mendes is in the 2014 movie "The Lost River," which is Gosling's debut as a director.
The romantic drama "The Notebook" was a sleeper hit for New Line Cinema when the movie was released in 2004. "The Notebook" grossed $81 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie found an even larger audience when it was released on home video. In 2005, Gosling and McAdams won the award for Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards for their iconic, rain-soaked kiss in "The Notebook."