Ryan Gosling Could Have Been a Backstreet Boy
The Backstreet Boys Had to Quit Playing Games With Gosling's Heart
He's a big time movie star now, but back in the day, Ryan Gosling wanted to be the sixth member of the Backstreet Boys.
Band member A.J. McLean who, along with Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell and, of course, Nick Carter, comprised the best-selling boy band of all time, told TMZ yesterday that Ryan Gosling could have been along for the ride.
"Ryan I'm so sorry that I didn't call you back," McClean says in a video on the gossip site. Seems that he and Gosling were super-tight when they were neighbors in Florida back in the 1990's and that the actor (and former Mickey Mouse Clubber) didn't think that the Boys had any sort of future ahead of them. When their first album, the cleverly titled Backstreet Boys dropped in 1996 and they skyrocketed to fame, Gosling realized he was wrong and call his old pal to see if he could possibly get in on the action.
McLean now says that he was so busy at the time that he never returned the call from his good friend but insists that if they're ever going to add a sixth member, "I'm going to call [Gosling]. You can sing!" In fact, McLean gushed to TMZ that "He can sing his ass off. He's not only a great actor and handsome man."
Something tells us that if, at this point, the BSBs did ever come a calling, Gosling would have better things to do.