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73 Questions with James Corden (Vogue interview)

Vogue's "73 Questions", filmed in a single shot, are addressed this time to British comedian and host James Corden. The questions range from what he likes, what he hates, what he knows, his biggest fear, his dream guest lineup, and much more.
73 Questions with James Corden (Vogue interview)
A good activity to practice questions and answers in authentic, non-prepared dialogues.
    Language Notes and Explanations
  • favorite= American spelling for British English "favourite" as in colour/color etc
  • LA = Los Angeles is often known by its initials L.A. or just LA.
  • bollocks = vulgar British English slang for testicles, used for "nonsense", "rubbish".
  • "Carpool Karaoke"= a segment in James Corden's show where he and musical guests sing along to their songs while driving in Los Angeles.
  • "The West Wing"= an American serial political drama TV series, broadcast on NBC 1999-2006, set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office is located, during a fictitious Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen).
  • "As Good as It Gets" (Italian title: Qualcosa è cambiato) a 1997 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress.
  • football cheer= chant or song
  • duck-billed platypus= ornitorinco
  • "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" = a 1966 farce musical comedy, inspired by three comedies of Roman playwright Plautus (Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria). The musical tells the story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door.
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0:00
Ha this.... is taking forever - all right
Hey!
Hey! it isn't James Corden. I was actually on my way to ask you 73 questions.
Well, let's start now! Open up, you're right!
Let's do it. Go - Here we go!
0:12
Ok, so this is what the view is like
[James:] I guess so..
I mean, I'm huge fan of the Late Late Show, by the way.
[James:] Thank you very much!
0:22
[Q:] Alright, so, how do you feel about tonight's show?
[James:] I'm good
[Q:] Who is on tonight's show?
[James:] John Leguizamo and Sacha Baron Cohen
I love Carpool Karaoke
[James:] Thank you
0:30
[Q:] What's your favorite moment from it?
[James:] When Stevie Wonder called my wife.
0:35
[Q:] What one celebrity's on the dream list to stop the car for?
[James:] Beyoncé
[Q:] Well, what one celebrity would you NOT stop the car for?
[James:] Dominic Cooper, he can walk!
0:45
[Q:] If you were in a boy band, what would the band's name be?
[James:] Insatiable, because you just can't get enough.
[Q ] Who would be in "Insatiable"?
[James:] Me and the four remaining members of O-Town.
0:55
[Q:] Can we do a little karaoke right now?
[James:] Sure!
Have you got the public domain, no?
[James:] that's fine I have a stack of public domain songs right here, there you go!
1:05
[Together] Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! ... Good!
[James:] All right, we're here! Let's do it!
1:20
[Q:] So how's life been treating you in Los Angeles?
[James:] I'm enjoying it!
Yeah. What's your favorite thing about living in LA?
[James:] The weather.
[Q:] What's your least favorite thing about living in LA?
[James:] You have to drive everywhere.
1:32
[Q:] What's the best thing about the UK?
[James:] The people.
[Q:] What's the biggest difference between LA and UK?
[James:] The people.
1:40
[Q:] What's one thing you wish you had from the UK here in LA?
[James:] My immediate family.
[Q ] Who's the most important person in Hollywood?
[James:] Jimmy Iovine
[Q:] What's the best piece of advice you have when starting a show?
[James:] To just be yourself.
1:55
[Q:] What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
[James:] If you're doing it wrong, do it strong!
[Q ] Oh, well, thanks very much!
1:59
[Q:] What's one thing you can't live without?
[James:] Oxygen
[Q:] What's one habit you wish you can break?
[James:] I bite my nails
So you own a football table?
[James:] Yes
2:10
[Q:] What's your favorite sports team?
[James:] Westham United.
[Q:] Do you know their cheer?
[James:] I do, we don't call it a cheer!
2:13
[Q:] What's David Beckham really like in person?
[James:] He smells amazing!
[Q:] what's Benedict Cumberbatch really like in person?
[James:] Beautiful
[Q:] What's the Queen really like in person?
[James:] I've never met her.
2:23
[Q:] James, what are you really like in person?
[James:] I wish I knew, Johnny, I really do.
[Q:] What's your go-to cocktail?
[James:] An Eastern Standard.
[Q:] What would your last meal be?
[James:] A Shake Shack burger.
2:34
[Q:] Are you afraid of anything at all?
[James:] Just stuff happening to my family, bad things. Oh, hey Tori Kelly!
[Q ] Hi James, who is your best friend?
[James:] Ben Winston.
[Q ] Who was your first kid?
[James:] Rachel
2:48
[Q:] And what time do I need to be on set?
[James:] In about 15 minutes. Does that count as three questions?
It does, yeah
[James:] Do you want to see the set?
Let's do it!
[James:] Come with me!
2:54
[Q:] What's your favorite TV show of all time?
[James:] The West Wing
[Q:] Favorite movie of all time?
[James:] As Good As It Gets.
[Q:] What's the movie that made you cry?
[James:] ET
3:02
[Q:] If you could start any Broadway show, what would it be?
[James:] A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
[Q:] Who's your favorite Disney princess?
[James:] Jasmine, obviously!
3:10
[Q:] What's the most British thing you can possibly say?
[James:] God Save the Queen
[Q:] What's the most American thing you can possibly say?
[James:] Oh my God, you guys, this is amazing! Oh hey Jen!
3:19
[Q:] Who is this guy?
[James:] This is my driver, Chad, he drives me in the hallways
[Q:] This is just how you normally get around at all?
[James:] absolutely not!
3:26
[Q:] What is the bravest thing you've ever done?
[James:] I did three parachute jumps in two hours
[Q:] What is the stupidest thing you've ever done?
[James:] I did three parachute jumps in two hours
3:33
[Q:] What's your craziest fan moment?
[James:] Someone asks for a picture of Jones, only my names.
[Q:] What's the best thing about the Internet?
[James:] That people can watch our show any time of the day
[Q:] What's the worst thing about the internet?
[James:] That people can tell me what they think about our show any time of the day.
3:47
[Q:] Who should everyone be following on social media right now?
[James:] [unclear] Thanks, Chad!
[Q:] What's your favorite place to visit?
[James:] Now I live here... London!
[Q:] What's a place you want to visit?
[James:] Tokyo
4:00
[Q:] What was your first line in a paying role?
[James:] "Roast the meats"
[Q:] What do you think of the American political system?
[James:] I'm finding it interesting.
[Q:] What's your spirit animal?
[James:] A duck-billed platypus
4:10
[Q:] James, Can you answer a few questions while taking some photos in the photo booth right there?
[James:] Sure!
[Q:] All right, if you get any tattoo what would it be and where?
[James:] I'd like to get the word tattoo on my leg in Japanese
4:22
[Q:] If you could name a strain of cannabis, what would it be?
[James:] Skywalker
[Q:] Now, you won a Tony, where do you keep your Tony?
[James:] In the storage facility in London,
4:31
[Q:] Besides yourself, obviously, who's the funniest comedian out there?
[James:] Jack (...) [Q ] When I did this with Anna (Wintour) she said that you were her favorite comedian. How do you feel about that?
[James:] I was very very touched
[Q:] How would you describe Anna in three words?
[James:] Smart, passionate and kind.
4:45
[Q:] how would you describe yourself in three words?
[James:] I don't know
Well, this is a beautiful theater you got
[James:] Thank you
[Q:] If you had one superpower, what would it be?
[James:] I'd love to get to stop time.
4:55
[Q:] What's your favorite curse word?
[James:] Bollocks!
[Q:] What is your pre-show ritual?
[James:] I normally just have a coffee
[Q:] What is your post show ritual?
[James:] I get in my car and drive home.
5:03
[Q:] What's one cause you feel passionately about?
[James:] That there are people on the planet who don't have clean water.
[Q:] If you could change one thing about the planet what would it be?
[James:] I'd try and give everybody clean water.
5:15
Hi James, there's (.....) on line who wants to ask you a question.
[Q:] Hey James, if you know you're considering having a child, what's the best part of being a father?
[James:] It gives you great perspective on your own life and you realize how irrelevant a lot of it has been until this moment.
5:30
[Q:] What piece of advice would you offer your 13-year-old self?
[James:] It's just school, it will be over soon and a lot of these people are just di**s.
[Q:] What's the secret to a great interview?
[James:] Honesty!
5:42
[Q:] Whose show would you most like to be a guest on?
[James:] Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Show
[Q ] What is your dream guest lineup, dead or alive?
[James:] Prince, Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill.
[Q:] Who are you most nervous to meet?
[James:] I was nervous when on Oprah.
6:00
[Q:] Right. Someone had to fill in for you for a day, who would he be?
[James:] (......)
[Q:] You could specialize with anyone for a day, who would it be?
[James:] Anna Wintour
all right
[James:] There you go!
All right oh that's beautiful. Thanks! Oh for me? That's great, thanks man, thanks for answering our 73 questions.
[James:] What a pleasure! See you soon!
Have a great time tonight!
[James:] See ya!