JAMES CORDEN IS buckling up for another trip to primetime—after scoring Outstanding Variety special emmys for his first two specials—and this one is shaping up to be a gas too. The one-hour show will boast new installments of his Late Late Show hits “carpool Karaoke” and a Sound of music–themed “crosswalk the Musical” (past iterations have seen the likes of Hugh Jackman and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda performing full blown musical numbers in between red lights on Broadway in Manhattan and Los Angeles's Beverly Blvd.). “There might be an academy award winner strutting out in the road,” Corden teases. The host won’t reveal who his newest singing passenger is. “We haven’t shot it yet, so I don’t want to tell you anything in case it all falls through,” he says. “I don’t want to make anyone look foolish.” no, we’ll save that for when the duo gets stuck in traffic during taping. The hilarious Corden explains the intricacies of his wild rides.
How do you decide what car to drive? The one with the best acoustics?
We’ve only done it in a Range Rover, and acoustically it’s great. You can never have the radio too loud because it overpowers the microphones and stuff like that. There are five mics and maybe 10 cameras inside.