It’s always always fun to report news on something that’s already celebrated its tenth anniversary, much as The Notebook has in the past month. It turns out that the sappy romance film based on the sappy Nicholas Sparks novel featured “acting,” in as much as its leads, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams couldn’t stand each other in real life.
In a recent interview with VH1, director Nick Cassavettes said that the two couldn’t stand each other to the point that it lead to Gosling asking/pleading the director, “Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me…I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.”
Pretty unromantic, guys. I guess it’s a testament to their acting that the could feel one way and portray something else entirely, but that’s not what I look for. I need every actor to be feeling what their character feels. I need Jennifer Lawrence to HATE Donald Sutherland. I need Kristen Stewart TORN between Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson.
I can’t un-know this new information regarding The Notebook, so I’m now going through the “anger” stage of grief.
They lied to us. Gosling and McAdams lied to us. I supported their love and it was all a sham.