Ryan Gosling’s gonna make you sweat
Ryan Gosling, star of such films as ‘Half Nelson’ and ‘Blue Valentine’, not only possesses skills as an actor, but also as a singer and dancer.
In a video that has reached the Internet recently, a very young Gosling is shown singing “When a Man Loves a Woman” while dancing to the hit song from C+C Music Factory “Gonna Make You Sweat”.
The video was taken in 1991 at a talent show, and apparently showed off the young star’s potential; just two years later Gosling joined the Micky Mouse Club, which contained fellow celebrities such as singers Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.
The person who uploaded the video, Rossana Odar, says the footage shows the actor performing at a “Mormon talent show” and that the girl is Gosling’s sister Mandi.
“My family and I was there at the time and filmed everything,” Odar says in the YouTube video caption. “A couple years later we found this video collecting dust in our garage, so we posted it on YouTube!”
Ryan told the New York Daily News, that he and his sister Mandi performed the routine often at family functions as children.
“We would sing ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ to the bride…. We’d do it right before the garter ceremony. While the bride was sitting on the chair, I would get down on my knees and sing the song, and then my sister would sing another song, and then together we would sing ‘Old Time Rock & Roll.’ Then sometimes if we were really killing it, I’d sing ‘Runaround Sue.’”
Gosling, 31, was raised by Mormon parents in Ontario, Canada. He rose to fame as a cast member of the Disney Channel series “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” in 1993. The show also featured many celebrities who went on to become major pop stars, such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, as well as Keri Russell of “Felicity.”
“I found Ryan in Montreal,” casting director Matt Casella told the New York-based newspaper Newsday in 2007. “His singing and dancing were good, but just talking to Ryan, he was such a nice kid. I had him do a comedy scene, and his timing was perfect. It’s ironic, since he’s known as a great indie actor. He has ‘it,’ that special something.”