British actor James Corden was recently chosen as Craig Ferguson’s replacement for The Late Late Show. As he prepares to take over the reins of the talk show, he is also preparing his family for the big relocation to Hollywood. Corden has been in America on and off for film shoots as well as performances of his hit Broadway show One Man, Two Guvnors, but this time he will be setting up camp in America with his wife and two children for good. Corden is slated to take over the talk show in March.
“I think I will be stimulated beyond anything I’ve ever done in my career,” Corden said in an interview with CBS News’ Mark Phillips. “Here, every day, an hour of TV. Whether you like it or not, there’s another show tomorrow. If I could have told my 12-year-old self that at this stage in my life I would be offered one of these chairs, one of these five chairs, his head would explode!”
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With the success of One Man, Two Guvnors, Corden admits that he’s not worried about whether or not his brand of humor would translate well to American audiences. He tells Phillips, “If it’s good it travels. There’s a weird thing with us in Britain that we would go, ‘Oh, will this work in America?’ No one in America is ever going, ‘I wonder if this’ll work in Britain!’”
In an interview with Express, he revealed that he was surprised after being picked for the hosting job. “I can’t believe it,” said Corden. “What am I doing there? I’m terrified. What’s the chance of a chubby guy going to America, doing a talk show every night and being anything other than a complete mistake?”
However, Corden is welcoming the challenge head-on. After all, his stock has been rising recently especially after being cast in the Disney adaptation of Into the Woods alongside Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, and Meryl Streep.