James Corden and Mat Horne are worried about over-exposure. The comedy duo has seen a whirl-wind start to 2009, with several major projects reaching the public in a short time.
The lads started the year (or really ended 2008) with the airing of the first Gavin & Stacey Christmas special. The show, which has achieved a cult following during its run on BBC3, was moved to the networks flagship for the Christmas special and received an audience of nearly 7 million (over 3 times the second series average).
2009 continued to roar for Corden, with appearances on the Big Fat Quiz of the Year, BBC radio, The Sunday Night Project, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, co-hosting duties for the What’s on Stage Awards and two brushes with the tabloids (Corden blamed for restaurant closings and Corden back with girlfriend Sheridan Smith).
Horne meanwhile starred in Entertaining Mr. Sloan in London. The lads reunited for hosting duties with Kylie Minogue at the BRIT awards. Then came the premiere of their new sketch comedy Horne and Corden, Corden’s participation in Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day and the release of Lesbian Vampire Killers in theaters March 20th. The boys will round out March by performing live at a charity event for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Their ubiquitous year-to-date isn’t lost on either performer:
Corden said that getting on people’s nerves is the last thing that the pair want to do.
James said that the thought of being over-exposed was a “constant worry”. Horne added: “We are very mindful of it yeah, but you have to understand that a lot of that is not to do with us.”
Speaking about his shows and the movie, Mathew said: “Their timings are out of our hands, but we are mindful of it and it is a tricky area and we promise we will disappear for…”
James added: “Promise once this film is out of the way we will really just go away. It’s kind of terrifying, it’s so weird like seeing buses and phone boxes, it’s weird.
“In one sense it’s great that they are both coming out at the same time because it means we just have to do this and then we can go for a bit and hopefully resurface later, hopefully we’re not getting on anyone’s nerves because that is the last thing we want to do really.”
We certainly understand their desire for balance, but hope they wont’ remain out of the spotlight for too long. As far as future projects go, the only thing we’ve heard for sure is that production on Gavin & Stacey series 3 will start this summer.
Meanwhile you can expect to continue to see the pair through the end of the month and on their sketch show, which should finish its first run in April (Horne and Corden airs Tuesdays at 10:30 on BBC3).
SOURCE: UK MSN; “Comedy Pair to ‘vanish” after film;” 14 March 2009.