James Corden Confirms Rumor He Auditioned For Lord Of The Rings

James Corden, who is maybe greatest recognized for The Late Show with James Corden, can be an actor who has appeared in movies like Into the Woods and Cats. In a brand new interview, Corden confirmed a well-liked rumor that he auditioned for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings–but it did not go so properly.

Speaking to Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Corden confirmed that his try-out for Samwise Gamgee was considered one of his first auditions as an actor. How did it go? “Not good,” Corden stated bluntly.

“Every single person in London auditioned for The Lord of the Rings–everybody. I auditioned for Samwise,” Corden stated.

Corden recorded an audition tape during which he did the full-on Sam accent and belted out Sam’s fashionable line, “Mr. Frodo!” Corden stated he acquired referred to as again twice, however by no means made it additional. The audition video and different particulars about his tackle Sam will evidently be stored a secret, as Corden did not sound obsessed with sharing extra particulars throughout the interview.

Corden did not get the half, however he stated that did not cease him from watching and having fun with the Lord of the Rings movies. “I very much enjoy those movies,” he stated.

The function of Samwise finally went to Sean Astin, who starred in The Goonies and Rudy earlier than touchdown The Lord of the Rings in a career-defining function. Other actors who tried out for, or have been thought-about for components in The Lord of the Rings included Nicolas Cage and Daniel Day-Lewis for Aragorn, Patrick Stewart and Sean Connery for Gandalf, and Jake Gyllenhaal for Frodo.

Filming on the favored sequence started with Stuart Townsend as Aragorn, however he was changed at first of the shoot by Viggo Mortensen.

As for Corden, he’s retiring from his CBS late evening present, The Late Show with James Corden, later this yr. The remaining episode is scheduled for mid-2023.

The Lord of the Rings movie sequence will proceed in 2024 with the animated movie The War of the Rohirrim. A second season of The Rings of Power is within the works as properly.

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