Who says you can’t go home? James Corden did that this week, taking his “Late Late Show” back to London. The CBS host also packed “Crosswalk the Musical” for the trip, which he broke out Tuesday night for a “Mary Poppins” performance that was particularly appropriate given the setting.
“I think if we can make this show as Supercalifrag as I know it can be, then the audience is gonna be like, ‘Wow, that was expialidoc,'” Corden gloats to his cameras during rehearsal.
The returning Tony Awards host handled the title role, of course, and he dragged Sir Ben Kingsley into this whole thing to play Bert.
“Look, it’s not for me to say. I can hear people — I hear whispers: ‘Oh, my God. He’s better than Julie Andrews,'” the all-confidence Corden said of his own performance. “I can’t say that. Those aren’t my words. But I think I’m better than Julie Andrews.”
He also reserved some praise for the accomplished Kingsley: “That made ‘Gandhi’ look like amateur hour,” Corden tells his guest and co-star.
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