Tony winner Eddie Redmayne visited his old pal, James Corden, on the November 17 broadcast of The Late Late Show with James Corden. The two actors actually attended the Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England, as youngsters.
“I remember I would go, and there would be these concerts and theatre pieces, and I didn’t really have any friends and I would sing because I was obsessed with singing then, and I was the guy that sang like ‘Memory’ from Cats, and James would be like rapping and doing street dance,” said Redmayne. “I was a bit scared of him.”
Corden remembered Redmayne’s old performances, even though just thinking about it made Redmayne sweat.
Redmayne was in for a shock as Corden unearthed a video clip of him singing Grizabella’s signature song.
Redmayne’s reaction is priceless. The actor had visited the show to promote his new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the newest spin-off in the Harry Potter franchise, which opens in theatres nationwide November 18.
Corden and Redmayne also parodied the movie in “‘Fantastic Beasts’ of the TSA.”
Redmayne won a Tony in 2010 for his performance in John Logan’s Red. He also played Marius in the feature film version of Les Misérables.