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‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ James Corden on Acting Roles: “They will come and they will go as quickly as they arrive, so it’s important to make the most of it”

james-cordon-One-ManOne Man, Two Guv’nors, the play starring Tony Award winner James Corden, is closing after the departure of Corden, who is so integral to the show that producers would have a tough time carrying on without him.  Though a star in his native England, One Man, Two Guv’nors has exposed him to American audiences, many whom might be wondering where they’ll see Corden next. 

As Corden tells The New York Times, he has plenty on his plate in both his professional and personal lives to keep him busy.

There’s no rest for Corden after One Man, Two Guv’nors ends its run on September 2.  He explains, “When I get home next month, I host a TV show, which only takes two weeks, and then I get married.  So all my dreams are coming true. Some people would say, ‘You can’t do all those things.’ I don’t know why. They don’t really give an answer. I think they’re probably wrong.”

Despite the physicality that the role requires, Corden admits the hardest part is before it even begins.  He says, “The show is most tiring a half-hour before it starts,” but he realizes that being tired is a just a side effect of being really busy.  He then points out, “I thought, ‘Who am I to turn this down, just because I’ll be tired?’  If I spoke to my mates at home and said, ‘Oh, I’m so tired playing this role, winning awards on Broadway and then I have to go shoot this film with Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley and Catherine Keener,’ they would disown me.”

Still, Corden admits that he isn’t quite as tired as one might expect — including himself.  He says, “To be honest, I haven’t felt nearly as tired as I thought I would, because I’ve found it incredibly energizing.  I mean, who knows, these are all transient things, purple patches of success, and they will come and they will go as quickly as they arrive, so it’s important to make the most of it.”

And of course it’s even more difficult to complain about being tired, especially since his soon-to-be wife is at home taking care of the couple’s sixteen month-old baby.  Corden says, “Our baby was born five days before we started rehearsals. So anytime I’d come home and say I was tired, it wasn’t met with a pleasant look.”

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