After graduating from a four-year theatre degree program at York University in , she worked in Canadian television and film productions, such as the drama film Perfect Pie , for which she received a Genie Award nomination, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino , and the comedy series Slings and Arrows , for which she won a Gemini Award. In she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. In , she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers , the psychological thriller Red Eye , and the comedy-drama The Family Stone. After a brief sabbatical, she returned to prominence in , by appearing in the political thriller State of Play , the romance The Time Traveler's Wife , and the mystery film Sherlock Holmes. In , she starred in the second season of the HBO crime drama series True Detective , and portrayed the journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in the drama Spotlight. In , she starred in the comedy Game Night and the romantic drama Disobedience.
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By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail. Jessica Simpson claims in her new memoir that she 'turned down' the lead female role in The Notebook because it required a sex scene. In her book, she recalled being on a flight to Texas hours before it became public that her marriage to Nick Lachey was over when the movie was played on the in-flight entertainment system. Oh God, I thought. The most romantic movie in the world and I was leaving Nick. And it would have been with Ryan Gosling, of all people.
Jessica Simpson claimed she was up for the female lead in the drama "The Notebook," but turned the role down because of the sex scene. Simpson explained in her new tell-all memoir "Open Book" she wasn't comfortable doing the scene as she was married to Nick Lachey at the time — and it was to be with her former childhood crush Ryan Gosling. This is one of the best days of my life because I get to share my truth with you. By accepting and leading with our mistakes, we show ourselves that we are bigger than the monsters and stronger than our fears. I challenge you to do the same, and use my story as inspiration to open your own book. While Gosling got cast for the Disney show, she didn't make the cut. But Simpson's fleeting time with Gosling didn't stop her from developing a bit of a crush on him, as she revealed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live! Before anybody knew how hot Ryan Gosling was going to become, I had a vision. Simpson also confessed in "Open Book" that she regretted giving up the role of Allie Hamilton in "The Notebook" — which ultimately went to Rachel McAdams — just after she split with Lachey.