Ryan Gosling Never Became a Backstreet Boy and He Thinks His Muscles Are Pets

In case you didn’t already know, Ryan Gosling used to be a member of the Mickey Mouse Club.

As a young kid, he was singing and dancing his adorable way into the world of entertainment – probably without the notion that one day he would become one of the most sought after celebrity heartthrobs. Gosling is far from his days as a Mouseketeer, but his fate could have been quite different had he not dissed A.J. McLean when he was approached about joining the Backstreet Boys.

“When I was doing the Mickey Mouse Club, we were living in the same place. He was saying how big they were going to be,” Gosling explained to Celebuzz of McLean. “And he had a poster of them in his house. We were like, it’s never going to happen.”

The Backstreet Boys ended up becoming the best-selling boy band of all time, selling more than 130 million records worldwide.

Gosling doesn’t seem to be too phased by their success, as he jokingly mentioned, “I can’t live in the past. I’ve got to live in the now. That ship has sailed.” His rise to fame has earned him an Oscar nod, as well as the opportunity to star in a list of box office hits, including the recent “Gangster Squad.”

To prepare for the role, the 32-year old hunky star added solid muscle to the right areas and now has us constantly admiring his chiseled abs and well-defined biceps. What can we say? He has that sort of je ne sais quoi that makes him absolutely, positively irresistible. Apparently, he doesn’t even know what that something is. Likening his good looks to owning a pet.

“Anyone can get those if they work at it. It’s just a lot of exercising. And it’s really quite pointless, because you go to a gym and you lift a heavy thing so a muscle grows, but the only thing the muscle can actually do is to lift that heavy thing,” he joked. “After a while they’re like pets because they don’t do anything useful. You have to feed them and take care of them otherwise they’ll go away.”

Well, even if he doesn’t understand women’s fascination with his body – we still don’t mind looking.