Paris is the City of Light (or “Lights,” depending on your translation of choice), so James Corden decided to have a little fun at the red ones. On Wednesday’s “Late Late Show,” Corden imported his “Crosswalk to Musical” to the French capital, where he and his street performers put on one of Paris’ greatest exports, “Les Misérables.”
First, a producer had to inform Corden that the title doesn’t mean “Sad Lesbians.”
Not great, recurring Tony Awards host.
Corden prepared his troop for the real thing by throwing croissants and baguettes at their faces during a rooftop rehearsal. The used of breads and pastries would weirdly come in handy during the real performances of the play’s battle scenes.
As per usual, Corden kept all of the best roles for himself — including that of Fantine, the French prostitute.
Get this man a Perrier.
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That’s the Arc de Triomphe in the background — prime real estate for the popular segment to occupy abroad.
Written by Victor Hugo in 1862, “Les Mis” begins in 1815 and culminates with the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris. The historical novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-con Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.