News of Ryan Gosling trying to kick Rachel McAdams off the set of The Notebook 10 years ago is burning up the internet today. So why not pay tribute to Rachel and all she's been through on this Woman Crush Wednesday?
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The actress starred in one of the greatest love stories of our time, but when she was cast in the role, she was a relative newcomer only starring in The Hot Chick prior to playing Allie Calhoun in the 2004 romance film. In fact, she was actually at the premiere of The Hot Chick when she got the script for The Notebook, and went in to audition for the part the very next day.
"I was very fortunate," Rachel told ET about getting the part. "I was sort of at the end of the line. I'm glad I just kind of streaked in there."
Despite only having a few hours to prepare, according to her on-screen love interest, Ryan Gosling, the actress walked in the room with an air of confidence that got her the part right away.
"She just kind of went, whew, to do this incredible gamut of emotion," Gosling told ET while promoting the film.
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Turns out, Rachel beat out quite a few other actresses for the part including Ryan's former Mickey Mouse Club co-star Britney Spears, Reese Witherspoon, and Ashley Judd.
Watch the video above to find out more surprising stories from one of our favorite leading ladies.