James Corden had a plan for Donald Trump if the President appeared on The Late Late Show during his campaign.
LAGoss.com was at the comedian and actor’s PaleyFest panel on Wednesday, where he discussed a game that he would love to play with Trump.
“Obviously, we talked about it when he was running,” he said when asked if they’d ever have the new President on the show.
“We had the absolute game”: James Corden discussed a game he’d want to play with Donald Trump on The Late Late Show | Michael Bulbenko for the Paley Center
‘When he was running for President, he didn’t stop by our show, but I felt like we had the absolute game to play with Donald Trump.
“I really felt like the game I wanted to play if he came on the show was called Stand By, or Take It Back”.
James explained that during the game he would read out things “that he had said on the campaign trail, and you’d go, ‘Do you stand by it or take it back?’ I thought that was such a good game, but he never came by.”
The Into The Wood star also said it was “really unfair” that Jimmy Fallon had faced “quite a lot of criticism over his interview with Trump, but added that the talk show hosts should have asked him more probing questions.
Candid: The host and executive producers Rob Crabbe and Ben Winston also talked about the difficulties they had getting started and James revealed his favourite Carpool Karaokes | Imeh Bryant for the Paley Center
“I don’t think anyone asked him the right questions,” he said. “I don’t think anyone took him to task or asked the questions that were needed.”
During the panel James also discussed the difficulties that they faced in the early days of the show, revealing that in the beginning people were not on board with having all the guests out at the same time.
“I didn’t realise we were doing anything different,” he admitted, explaining that they spent days trying to convince publicists he was “a nice guy” and are “indebted” to The Graham Norton Show for starting that trend.
Getting involved: James even did Carpool Karaoke with the PaleyFest audience | Imeh Bryant for the Paley Center
And Carpool Karaoke wasn’t well received in the beginning either, as “every single person rejected” the proposal until Mariah Carey said yes.
James couldn’t pick one favourite Carpool Karaoke, but was upset after the Bruno Mars one ended because he’d been looking forward to it for so long.
“Bruno I wanted to happen since before the show started,” he said. “It was funny, when we finished we got out the car and he just said, ‘We left it all in the car, man.’
“And I actually got a little bit depressed the day after because I’d been looking forward to going in for so long, like a month. I couldn’t wait to do it, and then it was over and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s gone now.'”