10 Things You Didn’t Know About James Corden
6. Celebrities Are Now Clamouring to be on Carpool Karaoke
It was after Stevie Wonder’s segment that other celebrities, music labels, agents and publicists started calling to get their clients featured on The Late Late Show. After Stevie’s appearance, his greatest hits album that was released in 2002 (almost 15 years ago) went to No. 1 in the UK and Europe. Suddenly, the world’s biggest singing superstars realized that this segment was more than just a typical talk show appearance. It was also a money maker. Unlike when the segment began and nobody would appear, now Corden can pick and choose who will help him get to work in the carpool lane.
5. How He Stays Safe Driving during Carpool Karaoke
Even though it looks like it’s just a single SUV for the Carpool segments, there’s actually a convoy of cars surrounding him to ensure Corden and his guests’s safety. Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston explained the technique to Vulture magazine: “Well, first of all, we don’t take routes that are difficult. He’s also got two of our cars ahead of him, and three cars behind him. So he’s moving at under 20 miles an hour, and we don’t let any other cars around him. The second thing is, the cameras are tiny. They’re about the size of your knuckle, and they’re [stuck on] the windshield. So it doesn’t really distract his view. That’s how we do it.”