James Corden

  1. Seann Walsh, Monks, TV, 2014.    The Gavin & Stacey star was in  the first BBC2 pilot that got nowhere in 2008.  It was never aired. (Actually first pilot for  was on BBC Radio 2, starring Bill Bailey, in 2000).   Walsh inherited the role of the benefit fraudster hiding out in a monastery –  and  causing all kinds of mayhem. Ho. Ho. No! 
  2. Harold Perrineau, Dumplin’, 2017.  America’s most populat British late night talk show host had no time to be  Lee. Bad news for producer (and star) )  Jennifer Aniston She  soldiered on and persuaded Dolly Parton  to allow tyeh sue of many of her his and to write a theme song – and record it with Aniston and her plus-size screen daughter,  Danielle Macdonald..  “A childhood dream come true,” said a very emotional Anniston.
  3. James McAvoy, It Chapter Two, 2018.  At one time The Penguin, The Rock, Peter Quill, Harry Potter, Deadpool, The Green Hornet and Doctor Who were suggested for the adult Bill Denbrough – ie, Danny De Vito, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Daniel Radcliffe, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogan, David Tennant. Also in the mix: Zac Efron, Will Ferrell, Sean Hayes, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Rogan and such off-the-wall outsiders as UK comics Russell Brand, James Corden, Eddie Izzard and Matt Lucas!  McAvoy was the real McCoy – and one of the biggest Stephen King fans around. Bill Skarsgård had more fun as Pennywise this time.  No literal nightmares about fighting the clown, no kid actors scared by him in scenes, his five-hour make-up cut by half  and less dialogue…  in the 262nd of King’s staggering 313 screen credits. (
  4. Brendan Fraser, The Whale, 2021. “It is unfair to say I was struggling for ten years to make this film,” related producer-director  Darren Aronofsky. “That’s not the story, I’ve made other movies in that time… I’m always working. But it sometimes just takes the right time and the right place and the right moment to happen. There were many forms of this…”  George Clooney was going due to direct.  Tom, Ford wanted to make it with Corden during bis tenure of The  Late Late Show on CBS.  In a surprise comeback, Fraser won  the Best Actor Oscar ion March 12,  2023.

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