James Corden is on a roll, with the runaway (or should that be driveaway?) success of Carpool Karaoke on “The Late Late Show” racking up millions upon millions of YouTube views — the segment featuring Adele, in fact, has been viewed more than 120 million times!

The British talk show host is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, where he discusses Carpool Karaoke’s viral popularity.

“We make the show at 12:37 at night. We’re only in competition with people choosing to fall asleep or not,” Corden explains. “But on the Internet, it’s a completely level playing field.”

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In the wide-ranging interview, Corden touches on such topics as his own weight and his struggle to cross the pond and make it in Hollywood.

“I would have meetings where people would tell me how much they would like to work with me and then nothing happened,” he says of trying to parlay his fame in Britain into U.S. stardom. “The first times I came to Los Angeles, I would just drive around dying from encouragement.”

As for his physique, Corden admits that growing up overweight likely fostered his eventual career in comedy.

“If you’re big at school, you’ve really got two choices,” he reveals. “You’re going to be a target. If you go to school and you’re me, you go, ‘Right, I’m just going to make myself a bigger target. My confidence, it will terrify them.’ That’s how I felt in school. Inside, you’re terrified. But if you’re a bit funny, if you’re quicker than them, they won’t circle back on you again.”

He also laments the fact that, according to Hollywood rom-coms, only thin people fall in love. “I could never understand when I watch romantic comedies,” he says, “the notion that for some reason unattractive or heavy people don’t fall in love. If they do, it’s in some odd, kooky, roundabout way — and it’s not. It’s exactly the same. I met my wife; she barely owned a television and worked for Save the Children. We sat down one night and we fell in love and that was it.”

You can read more of Corden’s interview in Rolling Stone.