Timberlake Talks Old Bromance With Ryan Gosling
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
October 26, 2011
Justin Timberlake recently made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote his new film In Time, where he reminisced about his close friendship with Ryan Gosling when they were both cast in Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club during their tween days.
"He's always been that charismatic and that talented," he says about the Oscar-nominated actor.
"We actually, funny enough, his mother had to keep her job in Canada the second year that we were on the television show and my mom was his guardian for like six months. So we actually lived together when we were that age. ... We were probably a little closer than the rest of the kids that were on the show just because, you know, we had to share a bathroom," he jokes.
Some of the hijinks the two found themselves in?
Stealing a golf cart for one.
"We used to do terrible things," he remembers. "We thought we were so cool ... Looking back on them, they weren't as bad as I thought they were at the time. We stole a golf cart. And we we're like 'yeah, man. We're stealing a golf cart.' But meanwhile, you know what, it's like on a back lot. There's just golf carts everywhere. So we stole the golf cart and we drove into MGM Studios, which is totally illegal by the way. I was like, 'What you want to do thug? And he was like, 'I don't know cuz' …because definitely that's how we talked."
All kidding aside, Timberlake has nothing but praise for his childhood friend.
"He's, I think, one of the best actors of our generation, for sure," he says.
Something tells me JT can't help but be a little jealous of his old pal, since he's been so obviously trying to get the acting respect Gosling already has.
But something tells me In Time isn't the vehicle to get him there ...