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Bombshell: Ryan Gosling could have been a Backstreet Boy

Nice guy Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling almost ditched a promising acting career - to become a Backstreet Boy. This tasty revelation comes straight from current Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean.

A.J. dropped this bomb during a chat with TMZ. Check out the video above, where he explains how he and Gosling were buddies before the Backstreet Boys phenomenon took off.

"Dude can sing! People don't know that, but the dude can sing," A.J. proclaims.

Ryan, a former Disney Mickey Mouse Club member, called Backstreet Boys a "New Kids rip-off". Later, Ryan saw the group skyrocket, but AJ claims he "lost" Ryan's number.

Both boys managed to make careers for themselves, but it could've been a very different path to fame for Ryan. After all, if Justin Timberlake made the jump to acting...

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