The career of James Corden has been going from strength to strength every year for the past few years now and it is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. As well as landing his very own talk show in the US, James is also continuing to land lots of very interesting and exciting acting roles on both the big and small screens, working with some of the biggest names that the industry has to offer.
In his latest movie, James Corden takes on the role of the Baker in the big screen adaptation of Into the Woods, which sees him star alongside Anna Kendrick, who plays Cinderella, and Meryl Streep, in the role of the Witch. James was recently talking about filming Into the Woods and working with such big stars, revealing how he managed to convince Anna that Meryl had been fired from the film.
Corden explained, "On Into the Woods, I managed to convince a small selection of the cast and crew that Meryl Streep had been fired from the film. I'm with Anna Kendrick and there's two members of the crew... (off to) the side, it looks like a heated discussion, and Anna says, 'Oh, I wonder what that's about?' and I go, 'Oh, did you not hear that they fired Meryl?' She goes, 'Oh, shut up, James!' And I go, 'No, no, seriously, they've fired Meryl.' She goes, 'Right!'"
He added, "Then Christine Baranski walks over, who is devilishly good fun and loves a hoot, and I managed to just give her a wink as she comes over and I go, 'Is Meryl Ok? I can't believe they fired her.' And she goes, 'She's in bits' - just like that, quick as a flash... 'James, I've never seen her like this. Who fires Meryl Streep?' And Anna goes, 'Oh my God, he's serious?' And Christine goes, 'Glenn Close is on a private jet, on her way.'"
James continued, "It starts to grow to the point where I'm thinking, 'Wait, has she been fired?' and then Meryl comes in in her costume and then people can't believe that it was ever something they believed. I mean, who would ever (fire Meryl Streep)? It's ridiculous." Typical James Corden.
As well as starring Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick, Into the Woods also features plenty more impressive Hollywood names including Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, Mackenzie Mauzy, and Lilla Crawford, among others. Into the Woods has been directed by Rob Marshall and will open on December 25 in the US, before the landing in the UK on January 9, 2015.