After briefly discussing the general pros + cons of celebrity, the conversation quickly turns to Corden’s own fall from grace earlier this year. After the much acclaimed Gavin & Stacey, which made Corden a household name, he had a series of projects not well recieved.
It was like a critical multi-car pile-up. Poor James. You might as well give a spaniel a good kicking. He’s an absurdly youthful 30 and he can’t quite subdue his innate, good-natured bounce. It’s been a learning curve, though.”
The interview then moves into Corden talking about his upcoming film, Telstar, and meeting with the real-life Clem Cattani (whom he portrays) for some drum lessons.
The things turn back to Gavin & Stacey for some well desereved praise over it’s near-universal appeal and the much anticipated third and final series.
Corden’s not giving anything away except he and co-creator and co-star Ruth Jones shed a tear when they wrote the final script.
Corden and Jones share a special friendship. She considers him “practically family.”
The article also explores Corden’s background, family, youth and early career, including perhaps his biggest break, a role in The History Boys.
Overall, great piece of writing. Very enjoyable and some great insights for any Corden fan.
SOURCE: The Observer; “The Interview: James Corden;” Cadwalladr, Carole; 7 June 2009