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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 14: Actors Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams accept the Choice Movie Chemistry Award onstage at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on August 14, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
In real life, the relationship between “The Notebook” stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams mirrored the lovers’ bad times more than the good.

That’s the takeaway from director Nick Cassavetes’s interview with VH1, when he explained that they didn’t battled while shooting the film that made them both stars, in particular one day in which “were really not getting along.”

“And Ryan came to me, and there’s 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, ‘Nick come here,’” he told VH1. “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 can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.”

Cassavetes continued by revealed that the situation got worse before it got better.

“We went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other. I walked out… and everybody came out like, ‘All right let’s do this.’ And it got better after that , you know.”

The director, who most recently helped “The Other Woman,” added that he thought Gosling “respected” McAdams for standing up for her character, and eventually they began an off-screen relationship.

Does it change the way you look at “The Notebook”?