was your favorite go-to movie because the romance felt SO REAL and you sometimes (every time) cried at the end? Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. 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? Ryan and Rachel went on to date on-and-off for four years.
It turns out, Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mc Adams are really good actors. Because, on the 10th anniversary of the cherished movie's release, director Nick Cassavetes reveals to VH1 that Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mc Adams on the set.
Ten years later it remains one of the most iconic love stories of the 21st century, cherished by pre-teen girls and celebrities alike.
Back in 2004, though, studios and moviegoers weren’t as quick to anoint the Nicholas Sparks adaptation as a success.
Former star Ryan Gosling was handpicked by director Nick Cassavetes to play passionate, lovestruck Noah, while newcomer Rachel Mc Adams arrived via an audition.
“When I told [New Line Cinema] I wanted to hire Ryan for the lead, they kind of looked at me like I was out of my mind,” Cassavetes told VH1.
“And we found Rachel through an audition process and she was wonderful.
A lot of studios wouldn’t have had the courage to put two relatively unknown people in a movie like this. ” VH1 spoke with Cassavetes about choosing two emerging stars to helm his project, finding ways to make his actors get along on-set, working with his mother (Gena Rowlands) and more. I smoked a cigarette and everybody came out like, “All right let’s do this.” And it got better after that, you know? I think Ryan respected her for standing up for her character and Rachel was happy to get that out in the open. When Allie spends the afternoon at the Windsor Plantation with Noah, they go for a boat ride — which is really just long, gorgeous foreplay before they spend the night together.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of , read on for things you may be shocked to learn about the now-classic film, straight from the director himself. Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mc Adams did not get along. I’m just not getting anything from this.”We went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other. The rest of the film wasn’t smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing. Soon enough there’s rain, there’s a kiss and there’s a giant flock of birds swarming out of the sky.
Contrary to their love story in the film, or their eventual real life romance, Gosling and Mc Adams were far from friendly while making this movie. If you’re a bird, I’m a bird, but was corraling a flock of birds in a way that represents life-changing romance as easy as it looks?
In the years since, there have been rumors about an on-set conflict, and Cassavetes revealed that at one point, the show almost Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. 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? Not at all: We went into New Line and they were like, “You can’t do the birds.