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OTRC: Ryan Gosling almost joined the Backstreet Boys?

Ryan Gosling appears at the Hollywood premiere of 'The Ides of March.' (Columbia Pictures)

Ryan Gosling could have been the sixth member of the Backstreet Boys.

Gosling, in a recent interview to promote his crime drama "Gangster Squad," confessed that there was a possibility that he could have been a member of the famed 1990s boy band Backstreet Boys. The actor admitted to initially doubting the pop group's future.

"When I was doing the Mickey Mouse Club, we were living in the same place as that guy A.J. from the Backstreet Boys," Gosling told Celebuzz. "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."

"We were like, 'it's never going to happen,'" he continued. "Didn't they already do that with New Kids? You're a little late. Cut to [now] ... I was wrong."

"You can't live in the past," he told Celebuzz. "You've got to live in the now. That ship has sailed."

The Backstreet Boys have attained a great level of success, having reunited in August 2012 for a Backstreet Boys cruise, a new album and a country-wide tour.

When asked if the group has gotten back to him in recent years, he replied with a smile: "They're not returning my calls - I try not to think about it."

Gosling has made a number of high-profile films in the past year, including his political drama "The Ides of March" alongside George Clooney, his romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and his more intense crime drama, "Drive."

Gosling's current film, "Gangster Squad," depicts the Los Angeles police department's fight against the East Coast Mafia in the 1940s and 1950s and stars Emma Stone as Gosling's love interest.

Watch Gosling's interview with Celebuzz below. Also, check out a trailer for his crime drama "Gangster Squad."

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