Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling didn't get along very well at times on the set of "The Notebook."

No no no no ... LALALALALALA -- I can't hear you.

As the film hits its 10th anniversary, director Nick Cassavetes talked to VH1 about what went on behind the scenes. Specifically, how McAdams and Gosling -- even though they went on to have a real romance for a couple years after the film -- had some tense moments during filming.

"Maybe I'm not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not," the director said. "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.'"

Ryan Gosling and Rachael McAdams in "The Notebook."
Ryan Gosling and Rachael McAdams in "The Notebook." (Melissa Moseley/New Line Productions)

Cassavetes worked through the tension by helping the pair work out their issues.

"We went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other," Cassavetes said. "I walked out. At that point I was smoking cigarettes. I smoked a cigarette and everybody came out like, 'All right let's do this.' And it got better after that. They had it out ... I think Ryan respected her for standing up for her character and Rachel was happy to get that out in the open. The rest of the film wasn't smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing."

The tension apparently wasn't such a bad thing. "The Notebook" went on to become hugely successful movie.

Why, some of us still get misty just thinking about it ... (don't cry, don't cry ... don't you cry again, Mister).

Plus, Gosling and McAdams dated from 2005 to 2007 with a brief reunion in 2008. Some of us still pray nightly that these two crazy kids will find love with one another once again.

(Don't you do it ...)

According to Us Weekly, Gosling told GQ in 2007 "God bless 'The Notebook.' It introduced me to one of the great loves of my life. But people do Rachel and me a disservice by assuming we were anything like the people in that movie. Rachel and my love story is a hell of a lot more romantic than that."

That's right (sniff).

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/insertfoot.