Justin Timberlake loves to tell stories of his wild n’ cray cray Mickey Mouse Club days with Ryan Gosling. His go-to is the “golf carting ’round the Disney lot” with his buddy. He told Playboy about it back in June, then told Ellen about the other tom foolery he and Gosling got into (airing Thursday).
“We drove into MGM Studios, which is totally illegal by the way,” Timberlake explained (via Us Weekly). “I was like, ‘What do you want to do thug? And Ryan was like, ‘I don’t know, cuz…because that’s definitely how we talked.”
Timberlake and Gosling, who don’t currently see too much of each other, were close back then because JT’s mom was Gosling’s legal guardian for six months. “His mother had to keep her job in Canada the second year that we were on the television show. We were probably a little closer that the rest of the kids that were on the show just because we had to share a bathroom.”
Despite not keeping up with one another these days, Timberlake says that Gosling is “unbelievable” at what he does. “I think he’s one of the best actors of our generation.”