James Corden takes “Crosswalk the Musical” to Paris in his latest “Late Late Show” skit.
Corden puts his own spin on “Les Misérables”, with the talk-show host first donning a beret, a horizontally-striped shirt while riding around the city on a bike with baguettes in the front.
“Not a lot of people know this, it’s actually very progressive,” Corden explains of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. “‘Les Misérables’ is French for sad lesbians.”
As the group then wander the streets belting out some of the classic hits while people look confused from their cars, Corden explains how he’s a “method actor” before taking on the role of Fantine.
The British star insists, “I’m a method actor, everybody knows that. When I take on a role, I like to live the part, breathe the part, become the part. So when taking on the role of Fantine, a French prostitute, I can tell you right now, I made no exception.”
As one of their songs is then interrupted by a fire truck, Corden says: “So much for French manners. I mean, I get it, if a building’s on fire, you’ve gotta get there. But if a show is on fire, don’t put that out in the process.”