Imagine a world in which Ryan Gosling was in the Backstreet Boys. Can you imagine the Ryan Gosling infatuation happening nearly 20 years ago? My head just imploded at the thought.
Well, it might have actually been a possibility.
Ryan recently did an interview where he revealed that he lived in the same apartment complex as A.J. McLean at the time he was forming the Backstreet Boys. Apparently Ryan thought the boys were hacks.
“We were like, 'it’s never going to happen,'” says Ryan, "'Didn’t they already do that with New Kids? You’re a little late.’ Cut to…I was wrong.”
Well, BSB obviously DID “happen” and I guess Ryan reached out to A.J. several times but A.J. never returned the calls. Mind you, this was before Ryan was famous. He was just a teenager on “The Mickey Mouse Club” at the time and TMZ guesses he might have been trying to beg to join the band. I don’t NOT believe it.
A.J. apparently saw this interview and told TMZ’s cameras that it’s all just a big misunderstanding and he totally would have called Ryan back if he ever had his number. Hmm…
“I’m so sorry I didn’t call you back dude,” says A.J., “[Ryan] didn’t think it was gonna go anywhere and then it did.”
A.J. then added, “If we ever want a sixth Backstreet Boy…” leaving the option open for Ryan.
Gosling joining the Backstreet Boys NOW? Yah, that’s not going to happen.
“He can sing his ass off. He’s not only a great actor and a handsome man, but he’s a great singer,” A.J. gushed over Ryan.
We know, A.J. We know.