Ryan Gosling Talks Spacesuits, Learning To Fly, And ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ On ‘Ellen’

Ryan Gosling stops by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Friday and chats about his new movie “First Man”, his days in the “Mickey Mouse Club”, and learning how to fly.

The 37-year-old movie star talks about being backstage with his former “Mickey Mouse Club” co-star Britney Spears – who was on the show to tease a huge announcement – and reveals his first impression of Spears, and fellow co-star, Christian Aguilera.

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“I remember when we first got to the show, they had all the kids perform for one another,” Gosling explains. “And I remember, it was Christina Aguilera, and then Britney performed, and I remember thinking, “Oookay, so they’re like, freakishly talented.”

In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is seen during a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)
In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is seen during a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)

The Golden Globe-winning actor also discusses his new film, “First Man”, a biopic about Neil Armstrong, which he says inspired him to learn how to fly.

“If I’m honest, I thought, ‘You always hear about celebrities flying, how hard can it be?'” he says, before taking a pause. “It’s hard.”

After a few lessons, the “La La Land” star decided flying was not for him. “I’ll spend my time learning other things,” he jokes.

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Gosling goes on to explain that one thing he loved about filming “First Man” was being able to walk around in a spacesuit.

“I love this suit… No one talks to you. You don’t have to talk to anyone… If you have any kind of social anxiety, I highly recommend a spacesuit. You can be there, but you don’t actually have to be there.”

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Before he leaves, DeGeneres gifts Gosling with an incredible spacesuit tuxedo to wear during award season.

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