Ryan Gosling Says His Relationship With Rachel McAdams Was ‘More Romantic’ Than ‘The Notebook’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

Ah, The Notebook. The film that single-handedly gave a era of individuals unrealistic expectations about their love lives. Because of Noah and Allie’s unbreakable bond, we totally anticipate our romantic companions to swing from the highest of Ferris wheels in an effort to get our consideration. We assume date-night will contain rowboats and passionate kisses within the rain versus Netflix and Chill. And we secretly hope after a nasty breakup, that our exes have been writing us love letters daily for a 12 months (and we simply don’t realize it.)

Yet as romantic because the film is, Ryan Gosling claims that his relationship with Rachel McAdams was “a hell of a lot more romantic” than the one shared on display screen. Excuse us whereas we swoon. 

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams | Ray Mickshaw/WireImage

‘The Notebook’ starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling remains to be discussed worldwide

The film (primarily based on the Nicholas Sparks novel) remains to be actively discussed as if it got here out yesterday. The story facilities round Allie and Noah, who’re from reverse sides of the social spectrum. Allie comes from a caught up household that cares extra about standing than happiness. Noah is a passionate poet who lives his life for himself versus attempting to please others. Allie finds herself interested in this high quality, and Gosling’s character is ready to educate her learn how to let unfastened. 

They share a passionate relationship stuffed with gradual dancing in the midst of the road and studying poetry beneath shaded willow timber. Yet sadly, their relationship involves an finish when the star-crossed lovers are pressured to separate. Not as a result of they need to, however as a result of Allie’s mother and father suppose Noah is “trash.” (That’s the precise phrase Allie’s mother makes use of to explain him, as a result of apparently she was means forward of her time with millennial slang.) 

Yet fortunately, the 2 rekindle their relationship as adults they usually rediscover their timeless love for each other. Oh, they usually additionally die in one another’s arms, so there’s that. *Insert ugly cry, right here.*  

Noah and Allie from ‘The Notebook’ are identical to Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

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Luckily, the actors who play Allie and Noah ended up falling for one another in actual life as nicely. Their romance, because it seems, is lots just like the one shared between the characters they painting on-screen. 

Gosling and McAdams had been in a romantic relationship from 2005-2007. In an interview with GQ, Gosling admits that his love story with the Mean Girls actress was far more romantic than The Notebook

“People do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie,” he says. “Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that.”

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling hated one another at first

Just like Allie and Noah, Gosling and McAdams began on the mistaken foot. In reality, it’s fairly well-known that the actors couldn’t stand one another for the longest time. Things received so heated that Gosling wished McAdams to get replaced with a unique actress. Just just like the characters, their passionate disdain for each other morphed right into a passionate romance. 

In an interview with VH1, director Nick Cassavetes remembers the expertise. 

“They were really not getting along one day on set. Really not. And Ryan came to me, and there are 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.’”

Little did he know, he would find yourself “getting” one of many best loves of his life.

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