Well, maybe it didn’t work out quite like that.  But apparently Ryan Gosling is a better actor than we thought.

It’s common knowledge that actors Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams met during the filming of “The Notebook” – but what wasn’t common knowledge is the fact that they were often fighting with each other.

“Notebook” director Nick Cassavetes recently told told VH1, “Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along on set.  Ryan came to me – and there’s 150 people standing in this big scene – and he says, ‘Nick, come here.  Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me?  I can’t.  I can’t do this with her.  I’m just not getting anything from this.’ “

Of the beginning of his early days with McAdams, Gosling said, “We inspired the worst in each other.  It was a strange experience, making a love story and not getting along with your co-star in any way.”

Cassavetes said that he took the pair aside, recalling, “We went into a room with a producer, and they started screaming and yelling at each other.  I walked out… smoked a cigarette… and then everybody came out like, ‘all right, lets do this.’  And it got better after that.  They had it out… and I think Ryan respected her more for standin up for her characheter and Rachel was happy to get that out in the open.  The rest wasn’t smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing.”

So see?!  That dude you’ve been fighting with, ladies… or that girl you’ve had a Twitter beef with, guys… it can all work out for you!  Once you’ve ironed out your issues, you can get together, watch “The Notebook,” and recall how Gosling and McAdams had issues, too.

Or you can put all your stuff in a box and move the hell out.  Whatever works.