Published 8:46 PM EDT Oct 12, 2018
It's been more than two decades, but Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling had a "Mickey Mouse Club" reunion on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” show Friday.
The backstage meeting featured Gosling, 37, remembering how long it had been since he saw Spears, 36, his co-star on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" that launched in 1993.
"Neither one of us can remember, which I think is a sign that it’s been a while," Gosling told DeGeneres.
The kids' show propelled their entertainment careers, which are now in another stratosphere, and also featured Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake.
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Gosling recalled being blown away by the talent he saw as a 13-year-old when he joined the rebooted Disney club.
"I remember when we first got to the show they had all the kids perform for one another. I remember Christina Aguilera, and Britney performed," said Gosling. "I remember thinking, 'Okay, so they’re like freakishly talented.' "
"I was used to working with talented people but that was another level," he added.
When DeGeneres asked Gosling what his talent was, he deadpanned: "I was like, 'I’m Canadian.' "
Gosling also promoted his film epic, "First Man," in which he plays astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon.