It was a Mickey Mouse Club reunion at Friday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The stars were coincidentally booked on Ellen. Though they didn’t share talk show host’s stage together, Gosling did gush about Spears during his chat with DeGeneres.
“I remember when we first got to the show, they sort of had all the kids perform for one another. I remember, it was Christina Aguilera and then Britney performed and I remember thinking, ‘Okay. They’re like, freakishly talented,’ ” the First Man actor, 37, said. “I was used to working with talented people, but that was another level.”
So what did Gosling do for his performance? “I think I was just like, ‘I’m Canadian,’ ” he recalled. “And they were like, ‘Good.’ “
Gosling and Spears’ version of The Mickey Mouse Club — dubbed The All-New Mickey Mouse Club — aired from 1993–1996. In addition to the two of them and Aguilera, the show also helped catapult Justin Timberlake, Keri Russell, and JC Chasez to fame.
Back in July, Spears reflected on the show’s 25th anniversary, telling Entertainment Tonight, “It was a really good time.”
“It was probably one of the most special times in my life,” she said.
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Asked if Spears would consider a reboot, the 36-year-old “Toxic” singer was game. “They would have to plan it,” she replied. “I would definitely show up. I would go. Definitely.”
Meanwhile, during Spears’ appearance on Ellen, she teased a big announcement she has coming Oct. 18. Not coincidentally, the announcement will be made on DeGeneres’ YouTube channel.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs weekdays.