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Ryan Gosling, who appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as a kid, could’ve been part of the Backstreet Boys.
The Gangster Squad actor lived in the same apartment complex as Backstreet Boys’ A.J. McLean in Orlando, Florida during the time that the group was first forming but he didn’t quite make it as an official member.
Gosling told Celebuzz “They were just forming that band, so he was saying how big they were going to be — and he had a poster of them in his house. We were like, it’s never going to happen. Didn’t they already do that with New Kids? You’re a little late. Cut to … I was wrong.”
He also joked that maybe he would’ve been a Backstreet Boy if McLean returned his phone calls.
McLean told TMZ he never intentionally failed to return Gosling’s phone calls, and he apologized to him, saying they need to exchange numbers.
McLean also says that it’s not too late for Gosling to join the group.
Watch Gosling’s interview below:
Watch McLean’s response: