Similar to the logic behind our seemingly endless number of TV reboots, studios love casting a pair of actors who have already displayed great chemistry in the past, because it guarantees the movie will come with a built-in audience.
It’s the reason why Gosling and Stone’s second film together, , tapped and twirled together in 10 movies.
seems to suggest that it's the case, with claims that Mendes, 42, is getting upset and worries about her 36-year-old's flirty and friendly relationship with his 28-year-old three-time romantic lead co-star.
The first time we saw Gosling and Stone together on-screen was in 2011’s , which we all remember well for that scene in which a drunken Stone ogles at the hunky shirtless actor and yells at him for looking like he was photoshopped.
In fact, when the movie was first being developed, it was actually ’s Miles Teller and Emma Watson who were signed on to play the young dreamers trying to make it in Los Angeles.
Watson reportedly pulled out of the movie first, after landing her highly coveted role of Belle in Disney’s live action adaptation of .
He's reassured her she has nothing to worry about," a source said.
Mendes is allegedly concerned because the two spend so much time together now that their promoting the film as often as they are, and the source claims that the situation has gotten so tense that when he's home with her and their two daughters, Esmeralda and Amada, he doesn't even bring up his co-star so he can avoid a nasty fight.