Justin Timberlake: Ryan Gosling and I Were Mickey Mouse Club Thugs

Justin Timberlake (left) and Ryan Gosling

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updated 10/26/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 10/26/2011 AT 12:10 PM ET

Many future stars once appeared, all sweet and innocent, on The Mickey Mouse Club. But Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling engaged in a little criminal mischief during their time on the show.

“We used to do terrible things,” Timberlake, 30, says in an interview airing Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We stole a golf cart. And we’re like, ‘Yeah, man. We’re stealing a golf cart.’ But meanwhile, you know what? It’s like on a backlot. There’s just golf carts everywhere.”

They even talked like gangsters.

“So, we stole the golf cart, and we drove into MGM Studios, which is totally illegal by the way,” says Timberlake. “I was like, ‘What you want to do, thug?’ And [Ryan] was like, ‘I don’t know, cuz.’ Because that’s definitely how we talked.”

“I was like, ‘I don’t know man. I’m in the mood for some vanilla.’ He was like, ‘I’m in the mood for some chocolate.’ So, we went and got milkshakes.”

Timberlake and Gosling actually lived together for six months when they were about 10, as Gosling’s mother had to keep her job in Canada – and Timberlake’s mother became Ryan’s temporary guardian.

“We were probably a little closer that the rest of the kids,” says Timberlake, “just because we had to share a bathroom.”

With their busy schedules, Timberlake says it’s hard to keep up with Gosling these days. But he admires his work. “He’s always been that charismatic and that talented,” Timberlake says. “He’s unbelievable. I think one of the best actors of our generation.”


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