James Corden Performs ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Crosswalk Musical!
Where is Emma Watson when you need her?
You haven’t seen Beauty and the Beast until you’ve seen the cast of Disney’s live-action movie out this Friday reimagining perform the iconic tale in a Hollywood crosswalk while narrowly avoiding oncoming traffic. Oo-er!
On Monday’s Late Late Show, chat show king, James Corden cast himself in the role of Belle along with the film’s stars Luke Evans, Dan Stevens and Josh Gad in his own production of the ‘Tale as Old as Time.’
Little did they know James would be playing the lead and it would take place on a busy street outside the CBS lot in the heart of West Hollywood.
The British TV personality is clearly a huge Disney fan, otherwise he wouldn’t have risked his life to put on the production. However, James took a little artistic license when he decided to cast himself, rather than Watson, as ‘Belle’ in the sketch and the resuts were hilarious to watch!
Corden changed into Belle’s ball gown to perform the title track – “Beauty and the Beast,” which brought tears to the cast members’ eyes. Looking him up and down—and channeling Gaston—Evans said, “I would.”
I have to say, I reckon James really gave Emma a run for her money in that last number, as he looked totally flawless in the iconic yellow dress while Dan twirled him around.
Stevens, who’d been apprehensive, was thrilled with the performance. “Oh, my God! I was wrong! That was incredible. That was the most invigorating thing I’ve ever done,” he raved. “I crossed that road and on the other side was everything I love about theater…and a gas station.”
After previously putting on productions of Grease, The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera, Corden was confident Beauty and the Beast would go down in history.
“People will say, ‘Where were you when the Crosswalk Theater Company performed Beauty and the Beast?'” the late-night host imagined. “I’ll say, ‘Well, I was on Beverly and Genesee…running late for the dentist.”
He might be right…