Britney Spears came this-close to starring opposite Ryan Gosling in The Notebook. The romantic drama became the hit summer movie of 2004 – at the height of Britney’s career. The movie’s director, Matthew Barry, said that Rachel McAdams “aced the audition.” Yet it was a “close call” in casting Britney, who shared great chemistry with Gosling based on their days from Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. Britney really wanted the role. She said in a rare interview from 17 years ago “I would die if I got to do The Notebook. It’s the most amazing script I’ve ever read.
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