Ryan Gosling Recalls Working With Britney Spears On The Mickey Mouse Club

The Mickey Mouse Club was a TV staple for many, but it may be best remembered nowadays for featuring a number of kids who would go on to become huge stars in showbiz. Two of those talented youngsters on the show at the same time were Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears. The two recently reunited at a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which had Gosling thinking back to their days working together as Mouseketeers. He had this to say about reuniting with Spears:

Neither one of us could remember [the last time we saw each other], which I think is a sign that it's been a while. . . . I remember when we first got to the [Mickey Mouse Club], they had all the kids perform for one another, and I remember it was Christina Aguilera and then Britney performed and I remember thinking, 'okay, so they are freakishly talented.' I was used to working with talented people but that was another level.

It should come as no surprise that Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera blew Ryan Gosling away with their talent back in their Mickey Mouse Club days. Both young girls grew up to become powerhouse singers with massive fanbases and plenty of awards to their names.

In fact, the Mickey Mouse Club lineup during Ryan Gosling's time included other such future stars as Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell, and J.C. Chasez, who would totally be down for a reunion. It probably did not come as a huge shock to Gosling when Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera hit it big on the music scene.

Fortunately for Ryan Gosling, powerhouse singing voices weren't a prerequisite for The Mickey Mouse Club, so he found his place among the other kids on the show. Sure, he would go on to star in a hit musical with Emma Stone, but he was no Britney Spears in La La Land. Interestingly, despite his big break coming on a lighthearted show, Gosling grew up to be better known for his dramatic and/or romantic roles. Hey, to each their own! All the Mouseketeers had their own strengths.

After Ryan Gosling revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera blew him away when they performed to their Mickey Mouse Club castmates, the question became what he did when his turn came. Here's what he said:

I think I was just like, 'I'm Canadian,' and they were like, 'Good.'

Ryan Gosling may not be able to belt like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but he sure is... Canadian! What's not to love about that? He clearly made a good enough impression on everybody -- including viewers -- that he built a long future for himself in showbiz. Something tells me Mickey Mouse Club-era Gosling didn't see himself landing Oscar nominations in a couple decades!

Ellen DeGeneres seized the chance to snap a pic of the two former Mickey Mouse Club stars when they appeared on her show. Take a look!

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Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news. We probably won't see any Mickey Mouse Club reunions on Disney Channel anytime soon, although Britney Spears did weigh in on the possibility of a reunion. Fortunately, there are plenty of viewing options for this fall!

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.