James Corden Says This is The Rudest Celebrity He’s Ever Met

Carpool Karaoke host James Corden has met his fair share of celebrities as host of The Late Late Show and its popular segment. But there’s one that he’s referred to as “the rudest celebrity I’ve ever met.”

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Find out who Corden was referring to and what happened in their interaction.

Corden’s journey as an actor

In his determination to make it as a host of a talk show (or a “chat show,” as Corden refers to it), the English actor had to navigate through a certain amount of prejudice against him, in a sense, because of his weight. Overall, it wasn’t an easy adjustment for the Tony Award winner.

“I was so convinced it wouldn’t work that we rented all our furniture for a year,” Corden told Mr Porter in 2016 about his hesitancy towards accepting the [Late Late Show] job. “I mean, I’ve never hosted a chat show before. I’m not a stand-up. I’m not even a sketch comedian.”

James Corden on ‘Gavin and Stacey’

When he was starting out in film and television roles, the 41-year-old felt trapped in roles that were for the friendly, chubby friend. He figured the best way to handle it was to make his own roles.

“If you’re not given a seat at the table, make your own,” he told Mr Porter. “When I was coming up, I was never on the ‘One To Watch’ pages, like my friends. It felt like the industry was saying, ‘We think you’re good, but we’d like you to play the man who drops off a TV to Hugh Grant in a movie. And these other people will go and be stars.’ So I wrote a TV show for myself. I muscled my way in.”

The second-least friendly celebrity Corden has met

At the 2010 Glamour Woman of the Year Awards, according to the BBC, Corden had an infamous run-in with Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart.

Apparently, Stewart was about to present an award after the Gavin and Stacey star had introduced him and felt Corden was a bit too casual in his duties as the younger actor was doing so with his hands in his pockets.

The 79-year-old said, “From where I was sitting, I could see your belly.”

Patrick Stewart and James Corden in a tense moment at the 2010 Glamour Women of the Year Awards
Patrick Stewart and James Corden in a tense moment at the 2010 Glamour Women of the Year Awards | Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Corden replied: “You could see my belly. I can see you dying right now.”

The two kept sparring in front of others accepting awards.

After the encounter, Corden said: “I found it quite disappointing. You should ask him about it but I’m certain he’s left.”

Stewart presented the film actress of the year prize to Avatar star Zoe Saldana.

Accepting her award, she said to Corden: “I like your belly but I’d like to see Sir Patrick Stewart dying on stage any day.”

Corden says this celebrity won the prize for rudest

But the actor that Corden considers the rudest? That distinction surprisingly goes to Pierce Brosnan.

The Carpool Karaoke host told Khloe Kardashian in 2017 on his late-night talk show about an unpleasant run-in he had with Brosnan while both were attending the same U2 concert.

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Corden said: “There was someone. But I don’t know if we’re going to try and book him on the show.”

But Kardashian wouldn’t let Corden drop it, insisting on knowing who it was, saying “Why would you want to book him if he’s rude. Screw him, and tell us the name.”

Corden responded: “Pierce Brosnan. I don’t think he’s a rude man, he just happened to be [to me].

“[Brosnan] was with some friends and they left halfway through the gig to go off, and we left the space [for them].”

Khloe Kardashian on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in 2017
Khloe Kardashian on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ in 2017 | Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images

“And then they had been gone quite a long time and Bono was right there on this big runway in the middle of the show.”

“So me and my wife moved into this area, and literally, I’ve never felt anything like it, this arm went on here and just pushed me out the way.

“And I looked at him, and he didn’t even glance at me and he just moved back into his area.”

Kardashian tried to give Brosnan the benefit of the doubt. “Maybe he was drunk,” she said.

“Maybe he’s just a bit f***ing rude,” concluded Corden.

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