We reported last week that James Corden and Ruth Jones were to be on Lily Allen and Friends.
It looks like Ruth Jones wasn’t able to make the show, but Corden manged to share much in his interview with Allen.
UK residents can see the full show for the next few days on BBC iPlayer (search for Lily Allen, Corden is in episode 5).
For you impatient types, or those without UK access, we reveal some nuggets.
After the jump.
The intro to James Corden’s segment revealed some interesting info about him. Turns out, he was born in 1980, confirming what’s listed on his Wikipedia page. However, various interviews have quoted his age ranging from 24-29. No details on an exact birthday. Anyone out there know Corden’s sign?
It was also revealed that his middle name is Kimberly (we’ll see if that gets substantiated elsewhere), that he’s a Take That fan (confirming what he shared with Jonathan Ross) and enjoys soccer with fellow-comedian Russell Brand.
The actual interview kicked-off with James and Lily remembering that they first met at the premiere of The History Boys and that she kept asking for Corden’s number. Since James was with his girlfriend, he asked for hers instead. He then pulled out his cell-phone and she confirmed he still has it.
The conversation then turned to Gavin & Stacey and writing partner Jones. Allen asked if people ever though they were in a relationship in real life. Corden revealed no, that they were too much like brother and sister. In fact, he reiterated a point they made in the interview with Jonathan Ross, that while they wrote a kissing scene between Nessa and Smithy into season 1, they weren’t actually able to pull it off. Too weird.
Allen then zinged Corden about his on-stage kiss with Daniel Radcliffe.
The show featured a new preview clip from Gavin & Stacey series 2 – short, but shows Nessa and Smithy discussing why they don’t want to marry each other. Aside from being entertaining, the clip revealed that the well-written dialog from series 1 is back for round 2.
The overarching thread in the interview was the sexual tension between Corden and Allen. (See what The Sun says in “Romance for Lily and James“).
Corden did admit he thought Allen “lovely” and she chastised him for distracting her with his “dazzling eyes.” Of course, as far as we know, Corden is still dating actress Sheridan Smith, as revealed in his interview with Jonathan Ross and partially confirmed by blogger Andy Campbell in “Live Report from Pilot of Hey Hey We’re the Monks.”
Lastly, Corden and Allen took a short compatibility test. It not only revealed that the two scored fairly well together, but that Corden has beautiful handwriting.
Here are James’s answers: