Revealing Britney Spears’ audition for The Notebook with Ryan Gosling

If I’m a pop star, I’m a pop star.

Britney Spears’ never-before-seen 2004 performance audition Diaries It was released before her memoir hit bookshelves. Daily Mail The 21-year-old pop star got her reading for the role of Ally Hamilton from casting director Matthew Barry, who revealed that Spears beat out other hopefuls, including Claire Danes, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel, as the front-runner for the role. . Before you go to Rachel McAdams.

Filmed in 2002, the roughly three-minute clip shows a rare transformation for the star when she tells Ryan Gosling, who reads his lines off-camera as his character Noah Calhoun, that she is marrying another man.

Barry said the producers were blown away by Spears’ audition. “It was a difficult decision,” he said. “Our jaws were on the floor. I was absolutely blown away. She brought her best game of the day.”

The film takes place in South Carolina in the 1940s. Diaries The film revolves around the love story between mill worker Noah (Gosling) and rich girl Allie (McAdams), who are torn apart by parental rejection and World War II. Spears’ audition came after her role in the 2002 road trip drama film Crossroadswhich is set to return to theaters in a limited run this week to coincide with the release of her memoir on October 24 The woman inside me.

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Britney Spears; Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook.
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Spears said in her new book that she was “happy” that she did not get the role of Allie, noting her struggle with acting style in a number of films. Crossroads. “The experience was not easy for me,” she wrote in an excerpt published by PEOPLE magazine. “My problem wasn’t with anyone involved in the production but with what the acting did to my mind. I think I started out as method acting – but I didn’t know how to get out of my character. I really became this other person.”

“Although it was fun to reconnect with Ryan Gosling after our time was over the Mickey Mouse Club,Spears added Diaries“I’m glad I didn’t do that. If I had, instead of working on my album In the region I would act like a 40’s heiress day and night. . . “I hope I never go near this occupational hazard again.”

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