Even Anna Wintor (how to spell her name? has given him a high five.
Some of his late late skits fall flat or leave you with burn mark residues -- like what happened after he left leaving a path of destruction but he is a youngster in LaLa land perfecting his craft as you can see in one darkly hilarious skit with Jay Leno "training" him.
James is super duper real -- flawed -- he has lost a massive amount of weight from his pre Laland existence. He is hugely talented including singing and he has advertised in a skit with Matt Damon he is available for serious roles playfully hinting he is as good as Damon and you know what I don't think that is a joke.
I do think he is still adapting to Hollywoo-woo La La land living and missing his family on the other side of the pond. He and his wife has two beautiful children in the USA and my guess is she is his rock along with the kids helping him to stay real and to keep his feet on the ground has he rockets to mega fame.
ps I love Gavin and Stacey but for me it was truly James Corden and Ruth Jones --
Ruth Jones's character AMAZING and her acting too exceptional.
No offense but "stacey" was a bit grating -- now that I am a Corden and Jones fan I did watch the series....
(The pre commercial on YouTube -- hit skip)....
I watched Corden's Mom and Pop cry sitting on the late late show couch with their son so proud and perhaps a big stunned at his success.
It is clear he misses his family and they miss him. One of the funny cringe worth scene in Gavin and Stacey is when Corden and his tv version of his sister get in to a crazy fight turned physical and subtext this has been going on for years...well as soon as they developed eye hand coordination.
ps I don't imagine being besties with Corden as I can't stand some folks he seems to shine for.
One example Jennifer Lopez -- are you kidding -- I can't watch.
I do love his car pool karaoke -- love Adele, Madonna, Lady Gaga and a special wow his ride with Michelle Obama -- that was amazing and I saw a side to Michelle Obama that was unique and endearing...