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In the Jersey Shore world, there are friends and foes all around, but either way, the best fans are celebrities.

While many celebs — from fellow reality stars to A-listers — have commented on the former hit MTV show, there’s one that stands out of the crowd. Naturally, we’re talking about the man, the myth, the “Hey Girl” legend, Ryan Gosling.

During press for his 2011 movie Crazy, Stupid Love, the Gos let it slip that he wanted to play The Situation! No, he didn’t want to prank him or steal his girl — he actually wanted to play his character, Jacob, like The Sitch.

“I started off wanting to play that guy, The Situation, from Jersey Shore, but I chickened out and I couldn’t really work it in completely because the character wasn’t really that way,” he admitted to Cleo Australia. “So, I kind of backed off of that.”

Whoa! Ryan does have the muscles (as we saw in the film, no less), but could he really be like Mike? Maybe the Magic Mike version of him!

And that wasn’t the last that Ryan talked about our favorite eight-pack, either. During an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, he said, "I fancy myself some kind of Lothario — I'm some kind of PG version of that guy The Situation on Jersey Shore."

Are you surprised that Ryan wanted to be like The Situation? Sound off below!

Source: Cleo Australia