Ryan Gosling urged to join Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean says Gangster Squad star Ryan Gosling would make an excellent band mate

McLean and Gosling used to live in the same apartment block in Orlando, Florida, before they were famous. However, Ryan recently claimed A.J. wouldn't return his phone calls once the Backstreet Boys made it.

McLean has since reached out to the Hollywood hunk, apologising for his lack of contact and promising to welcome him with open arms if the band is ever in need of another member.

'Ryan, I am so sorry that I didn't call you back...' a regretful McLean told TMZ. 'If we ever want a sixth Backstreet Boy member, I'm gonna call you. You can sing.'

The Backstreet Boy also praised his former neighbor's acting skills admitting that his wife is 'obsessed' with the handsome star.

Watch mini-Ryan singing Cry For You when he was in the Disney's Micky Mouse Club