USMagazine, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 2:50pm (PST)
Everything happens for a reason? Ryan Gosling revealed in a new interview that he missed an opportunity to join the Backstreet Boys before they got big.
"When I was doing the Mickey Mouse Club we were living in the same place as that guy A.J. [McLean] from the Backstreet Boys," the Gangster Squad actor, 32, explained to Celebuzz. "And so he was always talking about the Backstreet Boys, but 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."
And he hasn't kept in touch with the band, but not by choice. "They're not returning my calls," he joked.
"I am so sorry I didn't call you back, dude," McLean, 35, told TMZ in response Monday, Jan. 14, adding he doesn't have the actor's number. But if he gets his number, McLean said, "If we ever want a sixth Backstreet Boy, I'm going to call you."