“A Wrinkle in Time” stars Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling acted out a live-action rendition of the film in a hilarious skit with James Corden for Monday’s “Late Late Show”.
Corden left theatre-goers stunned after he introduced the A-list cast to the stage after telling crowds they had “purchased a ticket to the future.”
The actresses then proceeded to act out the beloved flick, with Winfrey joking that all she had to do on Stephen Colbert was sit there and talk about the movie.
Monday’s show also saw Corden quiz Winfrey on her gift for making people cry.
The British host noted, “My worry when I woke up this morning was ‘I don’t know if I can make it through this interview without crying,’ because you seem to have an unbelieveable gift. Even now I can feel myself tearing up.”
Winfrey revealed that she first started trying to make people cry early in her career as an interviewer, but now she makes an effort to avoid the waterworks. Witherspoon noted that she got teary during her 2005 interview with Winfrey after a simple conversation about books.
Corden then challenged the 64-year-old former talk show host to make him immediately burst into tears, and, boy, did she deliver.
Placing one hand on Corden’s hand and one on his shoulder and looking into his eyes, Winfrey began by bringing up Corden’s three children.
“Charlotte, Carey, Max – once on my show a father said, ‘Every father has a dream for his children,’” Winfrey began, prompting Corden to say, “Shut up!” and wipe tears away. “And his deepest regret in life will be if he doesn’t fulfill that dream for his children.”
Corden didn’t hold back then, jokingly declaring, “Oh, you’re a joke,” as he wiped away his tears, asking, “Who are you?! You have to stop! You just can’t roll out people’s children’s names like that.”
Later in the evening, Winfrey went for some laughs as she did a hilarious impression of an over eager Witherspoon. Throwing in plenty of “y’alls,” she got her “Wrinkle in Time” co-star down pat. While Witherspoon appreciated the impression, she also returned the favour, imitating Winfrey’s deep, wise voice and Kaling’s high-energy questions. Watch the clip now to see them deliver!
For more from the “Wrinkle in Time” cast, watch the clip below!