Ryan Gosling: The Backstreet Boy that got away
Music's loss was acting's gain says Gillian Orr
This week we learned the sad news that Ryan Gosling narrowly missed out on becoming a member of nineties baggy-pants warblers, Backstreet Boys.
Band member AJ McLean revealed that he asked his former neighbour Gosling to join the band but he turned him down. Later the Drive star changed his mind, only for McLean to never return his call. Gosling will just have to make do with being one of the most in-demand, desired and respected actors in Hollywood.
And he’s not the only A-lister who missed out on a lifetime of stool-seat crooning; Colin Farrell auditioned unsuccessfully for Boyzone . But this sort of rejection can leave a sting. “You can’t live in the past,” Gosling told a reporter when asked about his misfortune.
“That ship has sailed.”
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The difference between a migrant and refugee, in one sentence
- 2 Miley Cyrus calls out hypocrisy of women’s nipples being taboo
- 3 Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila kicked off show after 'describing Hitler as a good man'
- 4 Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
- 5 iPhone 5c to be discontinued, no iPhone 6c to replace it
Game of Thrones season 6: Jon Snow theorists believe Ned Stark's son may have a twin sister
Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
These Harry Potter lipsticks are sparking all sorts of controversy with Hogwarts fans
Game of Thrones season 6: Director promises most exciting premiere yet 'starts off with a bang'
Hunted: Channel 4 to test 'surveillance Britain' by taking Big Brother to sinister new lengths
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs