James Corden admits he's 'absolutely terrified' over not working and has 'huge amounts' of anxiety and fear
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James Corden has admitted the future is 'terrifying' as he prepares to leave his job hosting The Late Late Show after eight years.
The Gavin and Stacey star bid England farewell to embrace the bright, shiny lights of Hollywood in 2015, but announced last year that he would be leaving the US after the chat show wrapped on its newest season this spring.
Corden is now preparing for his final few episodes of the show, and considering he's somehow managed to pop up in all sorts of movies alongside his presenting duties, I think it's safe to say that he won't struggle too much when he leaves the job behind.
Still, that hasn't stopped Corden worrying about exactly what the future holds - it's not very likely there'll be a Cats 2, after all.
Speaking at a PaleyFest event in Los Angeles last weekend, Corden admitted: “I haven’t felt this scared since I decided to take the show, to move here. I haven’t felt such unstable ground … [But] I have to embrace that fear."
The presenter shared his hopes to go back to theatre after landing back in the UK, saying he'd give 'absolutely anything' to do another show.
"It couldn’t feel more urgent within me to leave to do that [theatre]. I will be really, really upset with myself if in the next year or year and a half or so I don’t go do another play or revisit a play I’ve already done. I would give anything to go back and do a show again."
It might not be as simple as just swanning on to the stage, though, as Corden continued: "To go from like National Theatre, writing a TV show on the BBC, Broadway, host of a late-night talk show, shooting stuff in the middle of that, stopping the late-night talk show and then going, ‘Oh, I’d like to do another play now'.
“It just isn’t the road that’s been travelled to my knowledge, so with that comes a huge amount of fear. It’s terrifying, it’s absolutely terrifying."
Corden said in another interview at the event that the countdown to the end of the show was 'very emotional', adding: "There's no denying it, it's a very, very strange feeling to be so close to the end of such a moment."
When it comes to leaving behind the so-called land of the free, Corden said he'd miss 'the optimism' of the country, describing it as 'the most incredible, creative place'.
Hinting that he'd love to continue to have a presence in the US, he added: "I hope it's not done with me."