ESC

James Corden Went to Therapy to Learn Not to be an Insufferable Prick

James Corden has been in the news recently because people found out he doesn’t actually drive during his popular ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment. I don’t know who thought he was actually driving, of course the car is on a trailer, that’s how they film it. Watch 10 seconds of Top Gear and you’ll see the difference. I don’t recommend watching it longer than 10 seconds, though, unless you’re old enough to think the PT Cruiser is super awesome.

But a Page Six profile revealed something even more interesting about Corden, which is that after the success of Gavin and Stacey in the U.K. he had to see a therapist because the success made him an absolutely insufferable dickhead that even his co-stars hated.

“I started to behave like a brat that I just don’t think I am,” he shared. “It’s so intoxicating, that first flush of fame, and I think it’s even more intoxicating if you’re not bred for it.”

Corden’s mother revealed that she prayed for him while his sisters simply insisted he not be a “d—khead.”

He says he doesn’t think he’s really a brat, but even his family thought he was being a dickhead, so… you be the judge. Even Rob Bryden, one of the sweetest people in Wales, let him know he was being a bit of a cunt.

His “Gavin & Stacey” co-star Rob Brydon also approached him about his attitude, with Brydon recalling, “I said, ‘Look, this is a bit awkward to say, but I’m just hearing these things about you, and you’ve got to know that the way you behave has an effect on people.’”

Corden claims he’s no longer a giant asshole, but last year outspoken former Kimmel writer Jack Allison told a story of how Corden came to a WGA meeting to ask for the creation of a new, lower paying position for writers.

Corden denied this, claiming he wanted to create a path for new writers, but this was disputed by basically every writer around who pointed out he could just pay inexperienced writers WGA minimum, which is why the minimum is there to begin with.

One twitter user pointed out that Corden has 10 million followers and his post only got six likes, so… you tell me if he looks like an asshole. but I guess he gets a pat on the back for not being smug about it.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Latest
Load more