That Time Ryan Gosling Broke Our Hearts

Well it was inevitable. Ryan Gosling, prince of memes, heart throb, Mr. Can Do No Wrong, has finally made a misstep.

Brace yourselves: It was recently revealed that Gosling wasn’t always thrilled to be working with Rachel McAdams. In fact, things got so heated at one point that he reportedly asked for a different actress to come in.


Essentially he shook the foundation that many of us built our romantic houses upon: The Notebook.

Okay, maybe he didn’t shake it, but he nudged it. And when it comes to sacred things like this, even a nudge is too much, sir!

This all came out because it’s the 10th anniversary of the beloved film that brought us “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird,” and director Nick Cassavetes, henceforth known as the Grinch Who Stole Romance, had to come out and share a behind-the-scenes anecdote that has us crestfallen.

According to his VH1 interview, Rachel and Ryan “. . .were really not getting along one day on set. Really not,” Cassavetes goes on, “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?’ I said, ‘What?’ He says, ‘I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.’”

Oh, I’m sorry, Ryan, were her dimples too adorable? Her acting too gut-wrenching? Her overall demeanor and stubbornness too damn lovable?

Apparently after a screaming match moderated by a producer, they worked out the kinks and went on to not only convince us that they love each other, but to convince each other that they love each other. (Lest we forget, they dated for 2 years after the film.)

So the way I’m going to cope with this news is by pretending that the director was secretly in love with Rachel so he’s causing drama just because he can. Irrational? Perhaps. Untrue? Sure. But this way Noah and Allie, err, Ryan and Rachel can stay the perfect, fiery, electric couple that we all want to believe they were/are.

The end.