Anna Kendrick and James Corden absolutely slayed in one of the most elaborate Late Late Show segments yet. (Have we mentioned lately how much we love James Corden?). Since hosting the Tonys it seems Corden has had the Broadway bug, so rather than take Kendrick on a drive around L.A., last night he opted to perform an entire love story live through pop song and it was glorious! We never thought we’d find ourselves on the good ship Jamanna, but here we are. These two are adorable.
We knew this performance was going to be gold pretty much as soon as we saw the elaborate set for the first song. Kendrick kicked off this epic love story sitting at a vanity singing “I Say a Little Prayer” before going out to meet her one true love, James Corden. The couple then courted each other through “Lady in Red,” “I Can’t Feel My Face,” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” Married life looked good on them too, as they crooned “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” while making dinner in a suburban kitchen. Is it a problem that these two are our #MarriageGoals?
Well, as with any relationship, they reached a bump in the road soon enough. Our hearts broke as Anna accused James of cheating, while he insisted, “It Wasn’t Me.” And just like that, our new favourite couple was over. But like Adele or Taylor Swift, the breakup inspired the best music. Anna and James absolutely rocked “Someone Like You,” even while she ate ice cream and he stood in the pouring rain. A heart-wrenching moment.
And to our delight, the couple reunited a few seconds (years?) later with an “I Will Always Love You” Whitney could be proud of. A beautiful conclusion to our new favourite tale.
We would honestly pay top dollar to see these two do a full-length musical based on this medley. Too bad James going to Broadway would mean that we couldn’t see him five nights a week on TV. Don’t get us wrong, we love Carpool Karaoke, but we’re hoping this inspires some more live performances on the show in the future. Corden has really come into his own and we just can’t get enough of it.
The Late Late Show With James Corden airs weeknights at 12:30 a.m. ET on CTV Two.