In 2015, when James Corden was named host to The Late, the Late Show, the British comedy star felt slightly panicked, his new job could mark the end of his acting career.
In reality, however, it turned out to be the exact opposite, as the 42-year-old quickly crowned King Carpool Karaoke and one of the most sought-after actors of our time.
In addition to the widespread response to this friendly triple threat coming to the table on his late-night American talk show, his roles in the musical hit would also feature rave reviews. Into the woods; as well as the main voice Rabbit Peterand an exceptional portrait in a blockbuster Ocean’s 8.
It may have added an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from the Queen, for the service of the drama, but Corden quickly breaks any bubble that Midas has.
“You didn’t see.” Cats? Asks The BINGE Guide with a scratch on his head and a laugh, referring to last year’s monumental loser (which won him the Worst Actor in a Supporting Role award at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards).
“I’ve had a lot of disasters,” he laughs, “but I’m from a school of thought where failure is needed.” I think you will learn more from your wrong steps than you will ever know from your successes, and I’m not just talking about your career, it’s just about life. “
Podcast fan How to fail, hosted by Elizabeth Day, says: “Only when you accept failure and understand failure can you really succeed.”
It was with this approach that Corden joined in singing and dancing alongside Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Andrew Rannell in Ryan Murphy, who feels good and great in the new musical Netflix. Prom.
Based on the hit of the same name on Broadway, he is loosely inspired by the true story of a high school girl in the town of Indiana, who was not allowed to take her girlfriend to the prom.
The film follows a colorful group of obsessive theaters on Broadway who turn to school staff in an effort to change their discriminatory views and support a young girl who approaches her mother (played by Kerry Washington).
It’s a fun and positive romp with a serious and up-to-date admission report.
“I’m very lucky,” Corden admits, “I grew up in a household with a family that took anyone, and those were the lessons we taught consistently in our house.” My mother was a social worker and my father was a Royal Air Force musician and then became a Christian bookseller. “
Growing up in Buckinghamshire with two sisters, he adds: “I grew up in a family of absolute love and support all the time, anytime. [Our parents] he surrounded me and my sisters in absolute love to the point where I felt I was 10 feet tall and nothing was impossible. “
Given his childhood memories, full of positive experiences and encouragement, the idea of dissent or negative empowerment, especially in the area of sexual orientation, is completely foreign to Corden.
“Yes,” he nods. “I have friends who still haven’t come to their families for fear of the consequences,” he says, shaking his head.
“And of course, some people are still being persecuted for their sexuality, which is absolutely disgusting.” It’s shameful and disgusting, so I hope that in the slightest way, this film can be a ray of joy for people who can fight or feel scared and scared. They should know that they are not alone and that there are people waiting with open arms to love them. “
He explains, “It’s very hilarious, but the message in it is so real, its depth is so true, and I hope it’s enough that it finds people who need to hear the message right now.”
Thanks to his wife, TV producer Julia Carey, and their children Maxi (9, Carey, 5, and two-year-old Charlotte), Corden says he is surrounded by love and tied to the ground whenever he begins to trust his own press.
“I work hard and nothing will ground you like a hard work plan, so I don’t have enough time to stop and think about what I’ve achieved in my career or not,” he says.
“I’ve made more mistakes than I’d like to admit, but I feel in my life right now, I have enough people around me to tell me when I can turn to be an asshole.”
He admitted that bringing his family to America was never Corden’s plan.
“I was afraid it would end my acting career when I came to the Late Show.” I asked my father about it, and he said, “If you create a show where people see different things you can do, as long as you don’t hold on for too long, it can only boost your acting career.” smart for a Christian book seller from High Wycombe, right? ”
Personally, Corden is as easy as it appears on the screen, and admits that he is consistently optimistic.
“I’ve found happiness anywhere,” he shrugs. “I’m the happiest, I’m probably lying on the couch staring at the corner of the carpet.” That’s how I feel. “
However, there is a method of its Zen state: “it’s all about presence. You have to realize that everything behind you is gone and everything in front of you is unknown, so the only thing you actually have is this minute, “he says.
“If you are trying to be the best version of yourself, I know you will fail 50 times a day, but if your intention is to try to be the best version of yourself, right here and now, then your life will only be a success.”
* Prom streaming on Friday, December 11 on Netflix