But it’s true — talk to any of their costars and you’ll hear the same story of animosity, hurt feelings, and turmoil between the two main stars of the film.
Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton didn’t have a perfect relationship either, so maybe it all makes sense.
Gosling recalls meeting director Cassavetes, saying, “He looked at me and said, ‘I want you to play this role because you’re not like the other young actors out there in Hollywood.
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"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,'" he told VH1. The rest of the film wasn’t smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing." Ryan has been with Eva Mendes since 2011 and they share two children.
"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? Rachel has been dating screenwriter Jamie Linden since 2016 and they welcomed a son last year.
Ryan Gosling, her costar in The Notebook, he's not the only A-lister she's dated.
(Though seeing pictures of those two together still makes our hearts flutter.) Take a look at all the men lucky enough to have been in Mc Adams's life!
Here’s why Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mc Adams didn’t get along.
Though producers had high hopes for the film, no one could have predicted the overwhelming success of this simple love story based on the Nicholas Sparks novel by the same name.
Despite fighting, tension, and uncertain casting, the movie worked out exactly how it was supposed to.
And despite all their on-set animosity, Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mc Adams ended up dating each other briefly in real life from 2004 to 2007.
And while their working relationship eventually turned into a romantic one, in almost never happened at all.