Executive Producer Says James Corden ACTUALLY DRIVES In Carpool Karaoke (Late Late Show)
"We only use a rig when we are doing a "stunt" as part of the Carpool. [...] This has occurred only maybe 4 times in 50 or so carpools," Ben Winston tweets.
23 January 2020 by Fachana Techamaneewat
LOS ANGELES - AUG 8: James Corden at the "Hitsville: The Making Of Motown" Premiere at the Harmony Gold Theater on August 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson
On January 23, Ben Winston, executive producer of The Late Late Show spoke out against the allegations of James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke", when fans accused him of not actually driving the car.
Earlier that day, a viral tweet "exposed" James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke", with a video that showed James Corden filming the sequence with Justin Bieber as his guest. In the video, fans could see that James wasn't actually driving the car. Instead, the car was being pulled by a truck.
The viral tweet reads:
I "Saw James corden and Justin Bieber filming carpool karaoke and this is why I have trust issues — he isn't even driving!"
Fans had different reactions to the tweet. Half of the fans were disappointed, while the other half had "known" all along, and was glad for it since it made the production much "safer" for the celebrities, considering that James was usually interviewing them or singing along.
However, Ben Winston, the executive producer of The Late Late Show tweeted out a response, stating that this wasn't true and that James actually does drive the car. He explained that the truck was only used when they were doing a "stunt".
I "Not true! We only use a rig when we are doing a "stunt" as part of the Carpool - when it would be impossible for James to drive! This has occurred only maybe 4 times in 50 or so carpools... Safety is key!"
However, a fan challenged this, tweeting:
I "Weird cause aren’t the stunts usually done while parked in the CBS lot?"
In response, Ben said:
I "Not always. Often that’s the case but if it’s just a costume change / dance routine etc we don’t have to go back to CBS to shoot it. Instead we just tow the car for a little while to keep it safe."
Meanwhile, James Corden retweeted Ben's first tweet, but then later poked fun at the situation by tweeting a picture of himself and Samuel Jackson sitting on stools with James holding a car wheel prop, saying:
I "guys, we don't even use a real car."
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