Young Ryan Gosling Gushes About Joining 'Mickey Mouse Club' in Vintage Canadian Interview (VIDEO)
In honor of its 40th anniversary, Canada AM is re-releasing old-school sit-downs with some of the biggest Canuck celebs like Drake, Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne and — best of all — a pre-pubescent Gosling.
Clad in a denim shirt and patterned tie, an ever-charming 12-year-old Gosling tells the morning show he's "really excited" about beating out 15,000 other young performers for a spot on Disney's The All New Mickey Mouse Club. "I hit the roof. It was so fun," Gosling gushed of when he first heard he landed the coveted role, becoming Canada's only Mouseketeer. "My mother and I, we were just like jumping around ... It was amazing."
The up-and-coming star dished on his time in Florida for auditions. "We had to sing, dance and act," he said, adding that he "doesn't have a favorite" among his three talents. "They gave us a script to learn, two songs to learn. They taught us the dance while we were down there."
Despite the tedious try-outs, the trip was all a joy for boy Gosling. "The people of Disney are so incredibly amazing," he beamed. "They are so nice. They treated us like we were kings and queens." And his hometown pals in Ontario were "all happy for me," Gosling, now 31, explained. "My friend are really great about it. They're really excited. They call me 'mouse boy' and things."
After starring in the Micky Mouse Club from 1993 to 1995, Gosling went on to appear in other family-friendly programs, like Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps before breaking out on the big screen.