Starring on The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake as a kid had its downfalls, says Ryan Gosling.
"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 tells the November issue of Interview magazine.
During his two-year stint on the Disney revival, Gosling, now 29, danced backup for Aguilera, Spears and Timberlake.
"I remember one time they put four of us in a dance routine, but I was so off," he recalls. "I was on the end, so they just pushed the shot in closer on the other three guys to frame me out. I would just come in at the beginning of the show and then come back at the end, and occasionally I’d have a sketch here or there, but I didn’t end up working that much, which was disheartening."
The best part of his Disney days? "I ended up spending [time] in the Disney World park itself."
Adds the actor (who can next be seen in the December indie drama Blue Valentine), "It was interesting as a kid to go backstage to the commissary, and to see all of the people who were playing the characters with their heads off next to them while they were eating lunch."