James Corden Branded ‘Tough and Obnoxious’ by TV Director
The Late Late Show host James Corden has been branded “troublesome and obnoxious” to work with by TV director Craig Duncan.
Duncan, who labored on the British sports-based comedy panel sequence A League of Their Personal, which was hosted by Corden from 2010 to 2019, has spoken of his expertise on set.
“Probably the most troublesome and obnoxious presenter I’ve ever labored with was James Corden,” he stated in a YouTube video. “I used to be requested by his manufacturing firm [if] would I be prepared to direct a problem that was gonna be a part of their A League of Their Personal present… It was season seven, episode three, and I’ll always remember it.”
“They stated, ‘How are you at working with troublesome presenters?’ I say, ‘Oh proper, OK. Properly, I’ve filmed the Three Tenors earlier than, and you’ll’t get extra of a prima donna than an opera singer.’”
Duncan stated he was requested to come back alongside to a rehearsal to get a really feel for the present and see if it was the best match for him.
“It got here to a degree the place [Corden] needed to learn from a card,” Duncan recalled. “[There was] form of a joke in there, and he simply checked out it like, ‘That’s not humorous, that’s not humorous. It’s s***. Now we have to rewrite this’.”
Duncan stated he put it right down to Corden having a nasty day, and possibly the writing “hadn’t been as much as scratch.” However when it got here to the shoot itself, issues solely obtained worse.
“I seen a creeping sense of tension,” he defined of the day on set when attempting to movie the section underneath strict time restrictions. “We had been engaged on it to avoid wasting time when previous bugger-lugs pipes up. [He said], ‘What the f*** is happening right here? It’s apparent what you do. You place a digital camera there, you place a digital camera there, and you place a digital camera there… It’s so apparent.’”
Duncan added that he agreed to shoot it as Corden requested, which was the intention anyway, and that the presenter ended up being 45 minutes late to a section he may have carried out in six minutes.
This isn’t the primary time Corden has come underneath hearth for his habits. Final yr, he was banned from the New York City restaurant Balthazar for his alleged unhealthy perspective in the direction of employees, and he was additionally accused of stealing a joke from Ricky Gervais for an episode of The Late Late Present.
And others clearly share comparable sentiments as Duncan, together with Spice Ladies singer Mel B, who final December referred to Corden as one in all the “biggest d***head celebrities” she’s ever met.
Corden is ready to exit The Late Late Present later this month together with his ultimate present attributable to air Thursday, April 27.
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