Rachel McAdams, the star of this week’s ‘Doctor Strange’, has addressed the long-standing rumour that she and Ryan Gosling didn’t see eye-to-eye on ‘The Notebook’ despite playing a couple who were madly in love. “We certainly had intense creative conversations [on ‘The Notebook],” McAdams euphemistically told Yahoo Movies. Gosling had been briefly linked with the role of ‘Doctor Strange’ when Marvel was unable to lock down Benedict Cumberbatch for the role, so we asked Rachel whether she’d been dreading a ‘Notebook’ reunion if the ‘Sherlock’ star had pulled out.
Character actress Amy Hill has described her time working with Mike Myers on ‘The Cat In The Hat’ as “a horrible, nightmarish experience”, due to the ‘Austin Powers’ star’s “diva” behaviour. Hill, who played Mrs. Kwan the babysitter in the 2003 adaptation of the Dr. Suess children’s book, told The A.V. Club Myers made the whole shoot miserable with his demands that included having his trailer covered with tenting so that people couldn’t see him. It was just the worst,” Hill says.
‘Doctor Strange’ hits cinemas this week with our very own Benedict Cumberbatch playing Marvel’s mystical superhero, but had fates conspired against us (or in another dimension) we could have been seeing a very different movie, one with Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. Cumberbatch very nearly missed out on being Strange because of his commitments to playing Hamlet at the Barbican in 2015, and so Marvel began shopping round for other actors to play the role. Jared Leto, Ewan McGregor, and Ryan Gosling were all linked, and talks with Joaquin Phoenix publicly collapsed in late 2014.