Former First Lady Michelle Obama is giving a press conference to her American dodgeball team as she faces James Corden's UK team in CBS 'The Late Late Show.
James Corden's dodgeball match against Michelle Obama could create an international incident, but it is more likely that it results in fun and laughter.
Corden, host of "The Late Late Show", will lead a UK star team against America's first US first lady team at the late-night CBS show (12: 37 EDT / PDT), the first of four shows a week in London.
The visit, the third of the show in three years on Corden's homeland, will also feature the leader of a double-decker bus tour with Jessica Chastain, Sophie Turner and other stars of "Dark Phoenix" "; compete with Chris Hemsworth to determine who would be a better restaurant employee; and stages his last "Crosswalk the Musical", an adaptation of "Les Miserables", during a parallel trip to Paris.
As for the balloon hunter, Corden does not mince words about his own abilities in the sport, which was first introduced to the series in 2015 when he and One Direction members played Corden's role. Angels. They lost.
"My hunter ball skills leave a lot to be desired," he admits.
Asked about Obama's skills, he offers a philosophical answer. "Is anybody good at ballooning, really, is that something you're good at, or is it something you're right in the right place at the right time?"
Obama had a great influence even before participating in the balloon match, which was recorded in Los Angeles. Executive Producer Rob Crabbe credits him for having attracted a group of stars including Melissa McCarthy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harry Styles, Kate Hudson, Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Lena Waithe and John Bradley of "Game of Thrones ".
Captain of the British Dodgeball Team, James Corden, right, presents a different type of workout table during the dodgeball match 'The Late Late Show'. against Team USA. The British team consists of John Bradley, left, Reggie Watts, Benedict Cumberbatch and Harry Styles. (Photo: Terence Patrick, CBS)
"Fortunately, when you make a sketch with Michelle Obama, many people are anxious to say yes," he says. As for her gaming performance, "She was fantastic and she has such good energy."
Corden, 40, is looking forward to returning to London.
"It will always be at home and so it's very nice and special to be able to travel like that with a show like this," said Corden, who has completed a few pre-registrations from the UK just before the recent President Donald Trump's state visit.
"It's weird to see him with the queen, what can they talk about?" Corden asks. "Does anyone like" C & rsquo; is Queen Elizabeth II, "and then, & # 39; C & rsquo; is Melania the third & # 39;? & # 39; 39;
As with previous visits, "The Late Late Show" makes the most of its foreign sites, starting by installing this week's recordings in a church in London, just one day after the Sunday services. (Studio guests of the week include Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Gillian Anderson, Millie Bobby Brown, Lily James, Michael Sheen and Louis Tomlinson.)
The show then goes to the streets of London for the wrapped celebrity of Corden bus ride. "There are star tours in LA, but they do not exist in London and the thought was: And if we were doing a star tour for the stars and if it 's Called James Corden's Star Star Tour: The Tour That Takes the Stars Tour? " Said Corden.
"The Late Late Show host will serve as a guide, but beware of his travel descriptions.
"It was good to have James in his element in London, although I do not think the information he gives them about London architecture will prove to be very factual," says Crabbe. "It will be funny, I hope."
Corden also made a small detour to Paris for an episode of his popular segment, "Crosswalk the Musical", a street show literal that the show has produced in Los Angeles, New York and London. This time, Corden will perform songs from "Les Miserables".
"It's perhaps one of the most ambitious things we've done to make Les Mises in front of the Arc de Triomphe," says Corden.
Do not expect a carpool karaoke on this trip.
"We do not like doing too much and we just did it with Celine Dion" last month, says Corden, whose passengers include Paul McCartney (filmed during the UK tour of the year last), Adele, Elton John, Barbra Streisand and Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande. "It took everybody by surprise, how big it is, so we have to protect it so that every time we do it, it looks like the real thing." Like, oh, wow, McCartney! "
Do not worry, though. Corden still hopes to be able to play in many very talented artists. "Paul Simon, Springsteen and Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Kanye, the list is endless."
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