Corden Interview: Fame, Career, Gavin & Stacey + Telstar

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James Corden has given an in-depth inteview with The Observer, covering a range of topics from his career, rise to fame, upcoming film Telstar and Gavin & Stacey.

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

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2 Comments

  1. kimberley
    January 7, 2010 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    i fink james and ruth shud get workin on another series of gavin and stacey is hilariuos, i love it and so do all of my mates,
    why do people always make a good tv programme and only have a few series to it?? they should keep making more for their viewers!!!!!

  2. Clair
    January 20, 2010 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    Want to vote for Gavin and Stacey – heard James on Radio 1 this morning that today noon is the deadline. What award is it and how do I vote – what is the site…… Help I want Gavin and Stacey to Win

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