Britney might have ended up dating a different member of the Mickey Mouse Club, but she was locking lips with Ryan long before she and Justin Timberlake became the biggest pop power couple of all time (sorry, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber).
According to Us Weekly, here's what Ryan told The Sunday Times about his old "Mickey Mouse Club" castmate: "Britney was a sweetheart. She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with."
This isn't the first time that Ryan Gosling has talked about the club that's made for you and me. Poor Gosling once complained that he couldn't keep up with the smooth dance moves of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears when he first joined the show. He told Interview magazine, "It was kind of depressing because when I got there, they realized that I wasn't really up to snuff in comparison with what some of the other kids were able to do."
"I remember one time they put four of us in a dance routine, but I was so off. I was on the end, so they just pushed the shot in closer on the other three guys to frame me out. I would just come in at the beginning of the show and then come back at the end, and occasionally I'd have a sketch here or there, but I didn't end up working that much, which was disheartening."
It's safe to say that Ryan will never get cut out of another frame of film ever again, and he definitely won't ever suffer from a lack of work -- he even said that he's taking a break from acting because of how busy he's been.
But since Ryan didn't have much to do during his Mickey Mouse days, it sounds like he found other ways to entertain himself. Here's a mouseketeer tale that he told during a 2002 interview with Entertainment Weekly: '"Britney and Christina [Aguilera] would come ask me questions about sex, and I just told them what I heard -- like positions and stuff. And all the mothers went to Disney and told them I was corrupting their kids.... So, yes, Britney narced me out. And I feel somewhat responsible for how sexual she is right now. When I see her with a snake around her neck, I think, Did I do that?" So Ryan didn't just convince Britney to kiss him -- he taught her all about sex. Sounds like he was a "Toxic" influence on the princess of pop. Sadly, he didn't say if "Genie in a Bottle" singer Xtina got in on those spin the bottle games.
Ryan might have been close to Britney, but he and Justin Timberlake should be bros for life since JT's mom actually became Ryan's guardian for six months while Ryan's mom stayed in Canada to work. During an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Justin quipped, "We were probably a little closer than the rest of the kids that were on the show just because we had to share a bathroom."
Justin also told this story about the time the guys stole a golf cart: "We used to do terrible things. We thought we were so cool. Looking back on them, they weren't as bad as I thought they were at the time. We stole a golf cart. And we were like, 'Yeah, man. We're stealing a golf cart! We drove into MGM Studios, which is totally illegal by the way. I was like, 'What do you want to do thug? And Ryan was like, 'I don't know, cuz...because that's definitely how we talked." So Ryan's come a long way -- instead of stealing golf carts, he's playing a getaway driver in "Drive" and robbing banks in "The Place Beyond the Pines."
JT also reminisced about his partner in crime on "The Jonathan Ross Show." He confessed, "Aw, man, we were crazy. We like, skipped tutoring. Going to the park, to the 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' set. We'd have milkshakes. Oh, man, we were so gangster." Sounds like Justin kinda misses his old pal.
It's sad that the Mickey Mouse Club members haven't gotten together for a reunion, but Christina Aguilera was reunited with one member of the cast on "The Voice." She didn't recognize Tony Lucca at first, but when she finally found out who he was, she just had to reveal a secret that she's been keeping to herself for years. She gushed, "Oh, my God! I didn't even recognize you. How are you? And no hard feelings! Britney [Spears] had the biggest crush on you. She'd talk about you all the time -- and she wouldn't mind me saying that." So sorry, Ryan -- Britney might have been kissing you, but she was thinking about Tony Lucca.
So would you like to see the old Mouseketeers reunite to give us one more M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E?
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