19 hours ago
The notebook facts:
1. ryan gosling prepared for his role by living in charleston, south carolina before filming began. for two months, he rowed the ashley river every morning and built furniture during the day.
2. according to nick cassavetes, ryan gosling and rachel mcadams did not get along at first and gosling tried to have mcadams replaced.
3. to improve the relationship between the leads, director nick cassavetes staged an intervention by bringing them into a room where they could air all the grievances they had with each other and work something out. they soon patched over their differences, enough to become a real-life couple for some time.
4. nick cassavetes wanted someone unknown and "not handsome" to portray noah; therefore, he cast ryan gosling in the role.
5. ryan gosling (young noah) wore brown eye contacts because james garner (old noah) has brown eyes, and gosling has blue.
6. rachel mcadams auditioned for the role during another movie's premiere. she was given the script just a day in advance and beat nine other actresses for the role. the scenes used during her audition included the one of allie's and noah's argument at the end after allie and her mother return from their morning drive.
7. rachel mcadams spent time in charleston before filming to familiarize herself with the surroundings. she also took ballet and etiquette classes and had a dialect coach to learn the southern accent.
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