James Corden’s dreams of becoming a magician isn’t going to happen after the “Late Late Show” host tried — and failed — to win over “Fantastic Beasts” star Eddie Redmayne.
Corden looked to impress Redmayne with his best magic tricks during a skit on last night’s show, but it didn’t go according to plan.
Calling himself Mr. Magnificent, the “Late Late Show” host’s wizardry exam started off promising enough, with the affable Brit pulling off some classic moves — unwinding several handkerchiefs tied together, blowing dust in Redmayne’s face, and, of course, unveiling a bouquet of fake flowers.
Corden then tried to take it to the next level, changing into an all-white tuxedo and a Liberace-esque overcoat while dancing to “Get Ready for This.” But after seeing Corden accidentally throw a dove into a ceiling fan, Redmayne can’t take it anymore.
“You’re a joke,” Redmayne says. “You clearly don’t know anything about real magic.”
After telling Corden he’ll never be a real wizard, Redmayne turns a little trick of his own — which you’ll have to watch to find out more about.