James Corden reveals he once auditioned to play the hobbit Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings
James Corden has revealed he previously auditioned for a role in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, but admitted it didn’t go over very well.
The comedian and TV star, 44, told Joshua Horowitz he tried out for the role of hobbit and Frodo’s best friend, Samwise Gamgee, but failed to get a final encore.
“Not good,” James said of his audition for Joshua on his Happy Sad Confused podcast, with the role of Samwise eventually going to American star Sean Astin, 51.
Shock audition: James Corden revealed this week that he once auditioned to play the hobbit Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings
“Everybody in London auditioned for Lord of the Rings, everybody, and I auditioned for Samwise…” James said.
‘I was doing the accent and all… Mr. Frodo!’ He shouted.
James said he and two other friends auditioned and got a call, never to hear from casting agents again.
‘Not good,’ James told Joshua Horowitz about how his audition went, with the role going to US star Sean Astin, 51 (pictured)
“Two of my other friends came in,” James said.
“And then we were all called back the next day, then we were called back the next day, then none of us were called back after that,” he said with a laugh.
When asked if he still liked the movies even though he didn’t get the part, he replied, “No, I really liked those.”
Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd have all landed the role of the four main hobbits in the hit franchise, based on the work of JRR Tolkien.
Stars: Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd have all landed roles as the four main hobbits in the hit franchise, based on the work of JRR Tolkien
When asked if he still liked the movies despite not getting the role, he replied: “No, I liked those a lot”
James is best known for his work on the hit sitcom Gavin and Stacey, co-written and starring Ruth Jones.
He is known for his carpooling karaoke skit and went on to appear in musical films, including 2019’s Cats, which was critically acclaimed and stalled at the box office.
Meanwhile, James is set to quit The Late Late Show and told his close friend Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that he would “fail dramatically” at “not crying” on the final episode.
He added that he would “deeply miss the show” – which will end in the spring of 2023.
The Ocean’s 8 actor admitted that filming the latest episode will be far from easy. He said: “My intention, which I think I will fail dramatically, is just not to cry for the whole hour, which I think I will.”
Moving on: James, meanwhile, is set to leave The Late Late Show and told his close friend Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that he would “fail dramatically” not to cry on the last episode
Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk