James Corden on Kanye, Cats & Doing an American Accent


THANK YOU FOR COMING. IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.>>IT’S LOVELY TO BE HERE.>>Jimmy: I WILL SAY WHEN YOU CAME OUT IN THIS BEAUTIFUL SUIT FOR A MOMENT I THOUGHT OH, I — OH, I’VE DIED AND THE ANGEL HAS COME TO TAKE ME. [ LAUGHTER ]>>THAT’S WHAT I WAS GOING FOR. A SORT OF SPEARMINT ANGEL.>>Jimmy: YES.>>I HATE TO BREAK IT TO YOU. YOU HAVE DIED.>>Jimmy: OH.>>AND THIS IS HOW IT’S GOING TO GO DOWN.>>Jimmy: IT COULD BE WORSE THAN THIS. THAT’S FOR SURE. DID YOU WORK TODAY? DID YOU SHOOT A SHOW TODAY?>>WE DIDN’T SHOOT A SHOW. I’M DOING — I’VE JUST STARTED ON — I’M SHOOTING A FILM AT THE MINUTE SO, WE’RE NOT ON OUR SHOW TODAY. I’LL BE BACK ON THE SHOW WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY. AND THEN WE HAVE GUEST HOSTS FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS.>>Jimmy: YOU ARE VERY BUSY. WHAT FILM ARE YOU SHOOTING RIGHT NOW?>>I JUST STARTED A FILM CALLED “THE PROM.” IT’S A MUSICAL WRITTEN BY — IT’S BEING DIRECTED BY RYAN MURPHY.>>Jimmy: OH, WOW.>>AND IT’S ME, MERYL STREEP, NICOLE KIDMAN.>>Jimmy: OH, THEY’RE VERY GOOD.>>ANGIE REYNOLDS. KERRY WASHINGTON. YEAH. IT’S UTTERLY TERRIFYING. IT’S A TERRIFYING THING.>>Jimmy: WHAT DO YOU PLAY IN THIS?>>I PLAY A CHARACTER CALLED BARRY WHO IS A BROADWAY ACTOR AND STRUGGLING WITH LIFE AT THE MOMENT.>>BARRY’S HAVING TROUBLE?>>I FEEL UTTERLY TERRIFIED.>>Jimmy: WHY?>>BECAUSE I SIGNED UP TO DO IT IN LIKE FEBRUARY, AND IT’S BEEN REALLY EXCITING. I’M GOING TO DO THIS FILM WITH MERYL STREEP AND NICOLE KIDMAN. AND NOW I’M LIKE — I’M LIKE WHAT AM I DOING? I ALREADY HAVE A JOB. DO THIS. LIKE THIS — I KNOW HOW TO DO THIS. I’VE GOT THIS. WHAT AM I DOING THIS FOR?>>Jimmy: WHAT IS THE THING THAT’S BOTHERING YOU THE MOST ABOUT THIS? LET’S TALK THIS THROUGH. [ LAUGHTER ]>>WELL, THERE’S A LOT. I’M IN LOTS OF SCENES WITH MERYL STREEP, AND THAT’S ALWAYS TERRIFYING BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I’M GOING TO HAVE TO CARRY HER IN EVERY SCENE. [ LAUGHTER ] BUT MY MAIN WORRY, IT’S THE FIRST TIME I’VE EVER DONE AN AMERICAN ACCENT. SO I’M PLAYING AN AMERICAN. AND THAT IS — THAT’S FILLING ME WITH SOME FEAR.>>Jimmy: NOW, WHEN YOU SAY “AN AMERICAN,” THAT IS NOT A PREVIEW — [ LAUGHTER ] THANS THAT IS NOT A PREVIEW OF YOUR AMERICAN ACCENT, IS IT?>>YES, IT IS.>>Jimmy: WE’LL HAVE TO WORK ON THIS.>>ALL RIGHT, ME LOVELIES, I’M AN AMERICAN. [ LAU [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: DO YOU HAVE A COACH, AN ACCENT COACH?>>I’VE GOT AN ACCENT COACH AND THAT’S WONDERFUL. BUT I WOULD SAY MY BEST ACCENT COACH IS ACTUALLY MY SON, MY 8-YEAR-OLD SON.>>Jimmy: OH.>>BECAUSE HE MOVED HERE TO AMERICA OBVIOUSLY WITH US. HE DIDN’T MOVE ON HIS OWN. [ LAUGHTER ] HE DIDN’T JUST SAY MUM AND DAD — >>Jimmy: AN AMAZING KID. HE SAILED HERE ON HIS OWN.>>NO, SO WHEN WE MOVED — HE WAS 3 WHEN WE MOVED. AND HE HAS GOT THIS INCREDIBLE THING WHERE HE TALKS IN A BRITISH ACCENT WITH ME AND MY WIFE AND AN AMERICAN ACCENT WITH ALL OF HIS BUDDIES AT SCHOOL, AND HIS TEACHERS. AND BETWEEN SENTENCE TO SENTENCE. SO HE’LL LIKE GO, “DAD, CAN WE GO IN THE GARDEN?” AND I GO YEAH, OF COURSE, BUDDY. AND HE GOES, “KERRY, COME ON, LET’S GO OUT IN THE YARD.” [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: I LIKE THAT.>>I’M JUST HANGING AROUND WITH HIM AND HOPING IT RUBS OFF.>>Jimmy: NOT ONLY DOES HE HAVE AN AMERICAN ACCENT HE HAS A CALIFORNIA ACCENT IT SOUNDS LIKE.>>OH, MY DAUGHTER WHO MOVED HERE WHEN SHE WAS 12 YEARS OLD, SHE’S THE MOST CALIFORNIA. SHE’S LIKE, “OH, MY GOD.” [ LAUGHTER ] SHE’S 5 AND SHE’S LIKE, “I’M GOING ON A JUICE CLEANSE.” [ LAUGHTER ] IS THIS GLUTEN-FREE?>>Jimmy: KIDS REALLY INVENTED THE JUICE CLEANSE, DIDN’T THEY?>>FOR SURE. 100%.>>Jimmy: IT CAME IN A LITTLE BOX AT THAT TIME. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THE “LATE LATE SHOW” NOW? HOW MANY SEASONS?>>WE’VE BEEN ON THE AIR 4 1/2 YEARS.>>Jimmy: 4 1/2 YEARS.>>YES.>>Jimmy: YOU DO A GREAT JOB WITH THAT SHOW.>>THANK YOU.>>Jimmy: AND OBVIOUSLY EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR BREAKOUT — YOU DO A LOT MORE THAN JUST CARPOOL KARAOKE. BUT YOU HAD — YOU DID AN EPISODE, IF YOU CALL IT THAT, WITH KANYE WEST NOT IN A CAR.>>NO. WE WENT IN AN AIRPLANE.>>Jimmy: IT WAS AN AIRPLANE.>>WITH HIS ENTIRE CHOIR.>>Jimmy: AND I’M VERY CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW THAT CAME TO PASS.>>WHY ARE YOU CURIOUS, JIMMY?>>Jimmy: BECAUSE I’VE BEEN IN THE MIX WITH KANYE AND I KNOW THAT SOMETIMES — THAT THINGS GO ACCORDING TO KANYE’S PLAN. NOT GOD’S PLAN. KANYE’S PLAN. [ LAUGHTER ]>>COMPLEX FELLOW. [ LAUGHTER ] WELL, HERE’S HOW IT WENT. THIS WAS ACTUALLY THE THIRD TIME THAT WE HAD TRIED TO DO A SORT OF CARPOOL KARAOKE WITH KANYE. THE FIRST TIME HE AGREED AND THEN HE CANCELED A FEW DAYS LATER. OH, THAT’S A SHAME, BUT IT’S FINE. THE SECOND TIME THAT KANYE CANCELED CARPOOL KARAOKE WAS SO LATE IN THE DAY THAT I WAS DRIVING UP HIS ROAD IN THE CAR. WITH ALL THE CAMERAS. AND GOT THIS PHONE CALL SAYING IT’S BEEN CANCELED. AND I LITERALLY — I THINK I BASICALLY TURNED AROUND OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE TO GO BACK TO THE STUDIO. SO THEN — HE SENT ME A TEXT. I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE TEXTED YOU AROUND THE SAME TIME. DID HE SEND YOU A TEXT SAYING I WANT TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE CHOIR ON THE SHOW?>>Jimmy: YES. AND HE CALLED ME AS WELL.>>ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON.>>Jimmy: YES, THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. HE’S JUST GOING THROUGH THE Js IN HIS PHONE I GUESS. AND I THINK SO. HE’S LIKE WHAT IS IT, A TALK SHOW? IT STARTS WITH J. AND SO YES, COULD WE DO A CARPOOL KARAOKE WITH THE WHOLE CHOIR ON LIKE A BUS OR A TRUCK IN L.A.? AND I SAID YEAH, OF COURSE, THAT WOULD BE AMAZING. THAT WOULD BE GREAT, YE. [ LAUGHTER ] AND HE GOES, COOL, LET’S DO IT ON MONDAY. AND I WAS LIKE, WELL, THAT’S DIFFICULT. BECAUSE WE NEED TO GET A TRUCK. AND LIKE PERMITS.>>Jimmy: LOGISTICS ARE NOT HIS THING TO WORRY ABOUT.>>THE CHOIR I THINK IS 150 PEOPLE. THIS FEELS — AND IT’S A SATURDAY AFTERNOON. BUT HE GOES, NO, I THINK MONDAY WOULD BE GREAT. I’M LIKE, OKAY. ALL RIGHT. SO I THEN SET ABOUT — I CALLED BEN OUR PRODUCER. I CALLED ROB, THE PEOPLE THAT WORK ON THE SHOW. AND WE SET ABOUT MAKING IT HAPPEN. AND THEY WERE LIKE MONDAY’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. THAT WAS ON THE SUNDAY. MONDAY’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. WEDNESDAY. WE’RE LIKE OKAY, THIS WE CAN DO. GREAT. WE GET PERMITS. WE DO THE THING. ALL THE STUFF. WE THEN TRY TO E-MAIL PEOPLE TO FIND OUT TIMES AND LOGISTICS BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE A SHOW THAT NIGHT. NOTHING. WE’RE HEARING NOTHING FROM ANYONE. WEDNESDAY MORNING 11:00 A.M. SOMEONE SENDS AN E-MAIL SAYING IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN TODAY. WE WERE LIKE YEAH, NO [ BLEEP ] IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN TODAY. [ LAUGHTER ] AND THEN IT — IT THEN IT WENT QUIET. AND THEN, AND THIS IS WHERE HE’S BRILLIANT. THIS IS WHERE HE’S BRILLIANT. HE JUST THEN GOES, I WANT TO DO IT ON AN AIRPLANE. AND WE GO, OKAY. GREAT. YEAH. BUT YOU KNOW, WHY NOT? LET’S DO IT ON A SPACESHIP. THAT WOULD BE GREAT. AND TO HIS CREDIT, TO HIS CREDIT, HE AND HIS TEAM — >>Jimmy: HE ALWAYS COMES THROUGH IN THE END.>>GETS THE PLANE. EVEN WHEN I WAS DRIVING THERE, I WAS ON THE PHONE TO MY DAD TELLING MY DAD WHAT WE’RE ABOUT TO DO. AND MY DAD WAS LIKE, THIS IS INCREDIBLE. AND I WAS LIKE, IT COULD BE. BUT I’M STILL — EVEN AS I WALKED ONTO THE PLANE I THOUGHT AT SOME POINT SOMEONE’S GOING TO GO, YEAH, NO, IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN TODAY. WE’RE GOING TO DO IT TOMORROW. AND THERE HE WAS. AND I HAVE TO SAY, OF ALL THE THINGS WE’VE DONE ON THE SHOW, AND I CONSIDER SO MANY THINGS WE’VE DONE TO HAVE BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE, LIKE BEING ON THAT PLANE SURROUNDED BY THAT CHOIR SITTING WITH HIM, AND HE WAS IN A GREAT PLACE AND IN THE BEST MOOD, I WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET WHAT THAT CHOIR SOUNDED LIKE ON THAT AIRPLANE. IT WAS AN ASTONISHING THING. AND I REALLY THOUGHT THIS IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME THING THAT I WILL NEVER, EVER BE ABLE TO — I’LL NEVER, EVER FORGET IT. IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT.>>Jimmy: DID YOU TURN YOUR LIFE OVER TO JESUS? [ LAUGHTER ]>>DO YOU KNOW WHAT? I WAS CLOSE. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: WE’LL WORK ON IT IN THE COMMERCIAL.>>I WAS CLOSE.>>Jimmy: JAMES CORDEN IS HERE. HE’S IN “CATS.” WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. JAMES CORDEN IS HERE. HE’S IN THE MOVIE “CATS.” I HAVE A STILL OF YOU AS ONE OF THE CATS. [ LAUGHTER ] BE HONEST. WAS THIS A NIGHTMARE TO GET INTO THIS HAIR AND ALL OF THIS STUFF?>>NO, NO, NO. THIS IS ALL COMPUTER GENERATED. SO EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF FUR IS ADDED BY A COMPUTER. IT’S TECHNOLOGY THAT’S NEVER, EVER BEEN USED IN A FILM BEFORE.>>Jimmy: I DON’T BELIEVE IT. IS YOUR BEARD REAL?>>THIS IS REAL.>>Jimmy: THAT’S REAL. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHICH IS WHICH? IS THAT REALLY COMPUTER GENERATED?>>EVERYTHING. SO WHEN YOU SHOOT THE FILM ALL YOU HAVE, YOU HAVE A COMPUTER SORT OF BAND AROUND YOUR HEAD, YOU HAVE DOTS ALL OVER YOUR FACE, AND THEN I WAS IN LIKE A HUGE SORT OF — BECAUSE MY CAT’S A VERY, VERY FAT CAT. AND AS YOU CAN TELL, I AM INCREDIBLY IN SHAPE. [ LAUGHTER ] SO I WAS IN A BIG SORT OF ROUND CGI SUIT THAT’S ALSO COVERED IN DOTS. AND THEN UNDER THAT YOU HAVE A SUIT WITH THESE COMPUTERS. SO SOMETIMES THERE WERE LIKE 50 PEOPLE IN A SHOT ALL BEING CATS, ALL JUST WITH DOTS ALL OVER THEM, AND THEN EVERYTHING’S BEING BEAMED TO 50 COMPUTERS AND THEN THEY ADD ALL THE FUR, THE EARS, THE TAIL, EVERYTHING. IT’S QUITE EXTRAORDINARY.>>Jimmy: IT SOUNDS UNBELIEVABLE THAT THEY COULD DO THAT. IT SEEMS ALMOST LIKE YOU DIDN’T NEED TO BE IN THE MOVIE IN A WAY. [ LAUGHTER ]>>THAT’S CERTAINLY ONE WAY OF LOOKING AT IT, JIMMY, YEAH. IT’S A WEIRD — LOOK, THE WHOLE THING, I HAVE TO SAY, I HAD THE — AS GOOD A TEN DAYS’ WORK AS I’VE EVER ENJOYED BEING WITH TOM HOOPER AND EVERYBODY, WHO DIRECTED THE MOVIE. I JUST LOVED IT. BUT WE HAD LIKE ONE DAY WHICH WAS ME, TAYLOR SWIFT, REBEL WILSON, IDRIS ELBA, SIR IAN McKELLAN AND JUDI DENCH ALL SHOOTING A SCENE TOGETHER. NOW, THAT IN ITSELF IS QUITE EXTRAORDINARY. THEN WHEN YOU ADD THE LAYER OF EVERYBODY PRETENDING TO BE A CAT, YOU REALLY CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL YOU’RE ON SOME KIND OF HALLUCINOGENIC — YOU’RE LIKE LOOKING AT JUDI DENCH AND SHE’S LIKE — AND YOU’RE LIKE THIS IS — [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: SHE DOESN’T USUALLY DO THAT.>>YOU REALLY THINK FOR A LONG TIME, ARE WE BEING PUNKED? IS THIS REAL?>>Jimmy: MAY I ASK YOU ABOUT ANOTHER THING? GAVIN AND STACEY, THIS IS A SHOW THAT REALLY MADE YOU FAMOUS IN THE UK. [ APPLAUSE ]>>OH, YEAH.>>Jimmy: AND THAT SHOW WENT OFF THE AIR IN WHAT, 2010?>>MY FRIEND RUTH JONES AND I, WE WROTE THE SHOW, YEAH, ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. SO IT FINISHED IN 2010.>>Jimmy: NOW YOU HAVE A REUNION SPECIAL THAT’S SET TO AIR ON CHRISTMAS DAY.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>Jimmy: YOU PUT IT UP, IT GOT LIKE 3 MILLION VIEWS FOR THE TRAILER IMMEDIATELY. AND THIS WAS WEIRD BECAUSE IT’S SOMETHING WE DON’T REALLY KNOW ABOUT HERE EVEN THOUGH WE KNOW YOU.>>WELL, THAT’S WHAT A LOT OF AMERICA DOESN’T UNDERSTAND, IS THERE’S LOTS OF OTHER COUNTRIES. [ LAUGHTER ] THEY’RE ALL DOING STUFF. IT’S AN AMAZING — I SOMETIMES HAVE TO REMIND THE TEACHERS IN MY SON’S SCHOOL, LIKE YOU KNOW THERE’S OTHER STUFF GOING ON.>>Jimmy: WE DON’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT.>>YOU THOUGHT YOUR PRESIDENT, HE’S NOT GREAT, WE’VE GOT A PRIME MINISTER, HE’S AN IDIOT. IT’S DIFFICULT.>>Jimmy: ARE YOU GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?>>YEAH, WE’LL BE GOING BACK HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.>>Jimmy: YOU’LL THEREBY FOR — >>I’LL GET TO WATCH THE SHOW, YEAH. AND IF PEOPLE HATE IT, I’LL GET OUT AS SOON AS I CAN.>>Jimmy: IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. JAMES CORDEN, EVERYBODY. GO SEE HIM IN “CATS” DECEMBER 20th. AND EVERY NIGHT AS SOON AS OUR SHOW IS OVER.

100 Replies to “James Corden on Kanye, Cats & Doing an American Accent”

  1. The Problem is all both presents as we or social Entertainer, but mostly the not like jesus! Jesus respect everything and every women, men and child. He talk we, and he was we. My Friends say to me, I'm like jesus without wonder, because I know everything and I talk we and I mean we and do as we. Only people the connect with the true light Power, the are truth and this people are only humans with sins. They have money but not jesus in they hearts.

  2. I genuinely believe that some of Kanye's abusive treatment of the people around him is going to hit him back in a very hard way. Wouldn't be surprised if we see documentaries like that of MJ in the future. Hopefully not to that degree. These kind of actions aren't ever limited to external actions. Behind closed doors I've already heard worse things are happening. When his staff stand up to him he accuses them of bullying him… Despite the fact he fires people without notice all the time.

    He is the epitome of narcissistic. It's not an 'interesting artist quirk' it is a big problem and the people talking about it openly are getting silenced. The most criticism you can give Ye on TV is "Kanye is a genius but…"

  3. Haha my wife is from England and she does that, she have the British accent when shes around her family but with friends or other people she have the american accent and she does that cuz she used to get bullied in high school cuz of her accent, kids are brutal i guess

  4. “ Thats one thing, Americans don’t understand that there is a lots of other countries.” Haha so accurate . Lol 😂

  5. I saw the Musical The Prom when it was on stage in Georgia before it got sent to broadway now it’s becoming a movie with an A-list cast! That’s amazing!

  6. I hate how Jimmy likes to make fun of Christianity. If that was Islam, he'd earn a lot of hate. But this seems to be the trend, so no one notices.

  7. They both know how to carry a talk so it was a very lovely chat, both of them are funny which made me smile the whole video.

  8. Wouah… I really can relate with the accent problem of his son 😂 My family is from France, but we moved in Quebec City when I was young… so I have the french accent whenever I speak french to my family but I have the quebec accent when I'm talking to my friends 😁😁😁

  9. I’m sorry but ever since Jimmy told his guest, Andrew Yang, he wont make it to become a president, I lost respect for Jimmy kimmel. Well, if he ever had one from the beginning. Whether You are a supporter or not, that is just disrespectful.

  10. So because James' son learned to speak with both an American and a British accent, he's sort of like John Barrowman.

  11. I feel like jimmy is shady about Kanye being Christian now . He’s being sucking lately . James in the other hand . He’s so positive and such a good guy! Sorry jimmy. I used to like u before lol

  12. IIIII LOVED IT!!! " That is what American people don't understand that there is a lot of things happening outside " jjajajaj perfect!

  13. Oh James! No that's good! That's a good thing! He's reacting to you and to your wife in the way that you raised him, but is also branching out into this weird America that is us, and doing that perfectly too. This is good! This is a good thing, it's a good thing, there's nothing wrong with it at all, about trying to fit in the best way in every situation.

  14. Britain’s greatest export. By greatest I mean that it was the best thing we ever did by getting this untalented blob off our screens.

  15. The way the uk and USA see him are totally different we all think of him from Gavin and Stacy (obsvs others but just an example) and USA it’s about his show

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