Ryan Gosling reveals his wedding singer past
October 26th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Ryan Gosling reveals his wedding singer past

He may be one of Hollywood's most acclaimed young actors, but Ryan Gosling says his talent is nothing compared to that of fellow former Mouseketeers Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Canadian Gosling, 29, tells the November issue of Interview magazine that he began his career as a child, singing "When a Man Loves a Woman" at weddings with his sister.

"We’d do it right before the garter ceremony," he explains. "While the bride was sitting on the chair, I would get down on my knees and sing the song, and then my sister would sing another song, and then together we would sing 'Old Time Rock & Roll.' Then sometimes if we were really killing it, I’d sing 'Runaround Sue.'"

Eventually, he joined Spears, Aguilera and Timberlake as a Mouseketeer in the early '90s Disney series, "The All New Mickey Mouse Club." But it wasn't long before he realized that his wedding warbling didn't quite cut it.

"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," he says. "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."

Ultimately, Gosling only appeared at the beginning and end of the show, giving him a lot of free time in between, which he spent with fellow Disney staffers at the theme parks.

"There was one guy who I became friends with. He played a genie and was this great dancer. He took us to a place called Pleasure Island, which was for adults to go after the kids had their days," says Gosling.

"He would sneak us in and we would go to a club there called 8 Trax and dance with the secretaries, who were grinding on us," he adds. "Now, that sounds completely inappropriate. I can’t imagine how it was possible."


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  26. gess howarth

    There is nothing being wrong as a wedding singer. I am one in my part time when I finish my course work.
    check my song list if you like: http://www.singer-shropshire.co.uk/

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  27. Afte Rall

    He could do the right thing and marry Rachel. Otherwise, he's just a boy like all the rest.

    October 27, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  28. john

    Those that are hounding him about his eyes (they are fantastic by the way) probably break cameras...
    Gosling is fabulous.

    October 27, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  29. MrBrightside

    guy not buy. Sorry.

    October 27, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  30. MrBrightside

    Actually he was not at all in Fight Club. The buy Ed Norton beat up was Jared Leto.

    October 27, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
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    He's an alien. It's a mask. He's here to destroy the world. We must capture him and get all the women of the world to do him. Attack Attack Attack! (I might join in too :-) )

    October 27, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  33. Hannah

    Ryan Gosling is the hottest man alive.

    October 27, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  34. Miriam

    Anyone remember him in Young Hercules?

    October 27, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  35. Joe, San Diego

    Ooooo ooooo I adore RG!

    October 27, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  36. john

    luckily, he's started his own band now, and they're awesome. Dead Man's Bones. it's like a soundtrack to Halloween. probably won't appeal to most people, but it's really creative and charming, quirky.

    October 27, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  37. wait what about his eyes

    eyes

    October 27, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  38. Lola

    why is this news?? i sing at my church choir, big whoop LMAO. and what's up with his eyes hahahaha

    October 27, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  39. Randomoniem

    He was awesome in Stay. I almost forgot who he really was because he played his role really well. Script was great and the movie ended with a bang.

    October 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Lou Al

    I loved him in Fight Club and especially Death to Smoochie. He's so fantastic!

    October 26, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ginny

      He wasn't in FIght Club- hilarious! That was Brad Pitt and Ed Norton.

      October 27, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Lol. You're confusing him with Ed Norton and I just don't see how that's possible.

      October 27, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Trohl

      No he was the guy Edward beat up

      October 27, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • jenickki

      Lou,
      I think you were refering to Edward Norton. He is the actor that I think, you think Mr. Gosling is. Yes, agreed these roles were great ones for Mr. Norton. I think Mr. Gosling is mostly known for his work in the Notebook. Just waned to make that correction. LOL, I never really noticed a similarity before; but now I do.

      October 27, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • EB

      The guy Edward Norton beat up is Jared Leto

      October 27, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  41. anna

    ahh he's in a band, and they're great. dead man's bones

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8se3C_ZLd8g&w=640&h=390]

    check it out :)

    October 26, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  42. bill

    theres something wrong with his eyes.........

    October 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fan

      One is smaller than the other...but I don't care. He's a fantastic actor; he was amazing in Half Nelson & Lars and The Real Girl. And, of course, I loved him in The Notebook. He's a great young talent whose not always in the tabloids for drinking or drugs or trashing his hotel room. I'll go see him in every movie he makes.

      October 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trish

      His left eye looks like it is looking to the side and up slightly while the right looks normal. Regardless of that, G0D D@MN HE IS HOT.

      October 26, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Oh that's hilarious Bill. Took the thoughts right out of my mind. LOL.

      October 27, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
    • cwhero1863

      He probably has Strabismus, an eye condition. Millions of people have this condition, including thousands of celebrities

      October 27, 2010 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      Lazy eye, that's all :)

      October 27, 2010 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
    • T. Matijas

      "The absence of a flaw in beauty is itself a flaw."
      -Havelock Ellis

      October 27, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
    • sumbeach

      LOL that's what i was thinking. they sure hide that on camera or i hadn't paid any attention!!

      October 27, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |

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