James Corden Turns a Starbucks Into a Movie Set w/ Taran Killam


I’M HERE OUTSIDE STARBUCKS, A
AND STARBUCKS IN L.A. ARE DIFFERENT THAN EVERYWHERE ELSE
BECAUSE THEY’RE FILLED WITH ASPIRING WRITERS HOPING TO WRITE
THE NEXT BIG MOVIE. I’M GOING TO GO IN AND MAKE ONE
OF THEIR DREAMS COME TRUE TODAY BY FILMING THEIR SCRIPT IN THIS
VERY STARBUCKS. THE HOLIDAYS ARE UPON US, I’M
FEELING LOVE, SO I WANT TO FIND A SCRIPT THAT REALLY REFLECTS
THAT. LET’S GO INSIDE. SEE WHO’S WRITING AND WHAT WE
CAN FIND. LET’S GO. ♪
♪ ( LAUGHTER )
>>James: ARE YOU WRITING A SCRIPT?>>YES.>>James: ARE YOU? ARE YOU FOR REAL? WHAT ARE YOU WRITING?>>IT’S CALLED TOM CRUISE,
UNLICENSED MARRIAGE COUNSELOR.>>NOW THAT WE’RE IN AN
ELEVATOR, I AM A HUGE STUDIO EXECUTIVE. YOU’VE GOT 20 SECONDS BEFORE I
GET OUT OF THE LIFT. GIVE ME A PITCH. GO.>>TOM CRUISE IS IN A MOVIE
ABOUT MARRIAGE COUNSELOR WHERE HE’S THE STAR SO —
>>James: BING! THIS IS ME. THANK YOU.>>IT’S GIRLS TRIP MEETS THE
40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN.>>James: I LIKE IT, ALREADY. YEAH, IT’S A GROUP OF —
>>James: THIS YOUR DRINK? IT IS.>>James: WHAT IS IT? A HOT CHOCOLATE.>>James: OH, CARRY ON. I LIKE THIS, BUT IT’S NOT UP TO
ME. THE QUESTION IS DID YOU BLOW MY
SOCKS OFF?>>OH, WHAT A SHAME.>>James: NOTHING. I CAN SEE YOU ARE WRITING A
SCRIPT. TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUR FILM.>>SO MY FILM IS CALLED EIGHT
ARMS, THREE HEARTS. IT’S ABOUT A MAN WHO FALLS IN
LOVE WITH A GIANT PACIFIC OCTOPUS. ( LAUGHTER )
>>James: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE SHAPE OF WATER?>>IT’S A TINDER MATCH.>>James: WHO IS CLAUDIA? HIS DATE.>>James: OCTOPUS? NO, THE FIRST DATE.>>James: THE OCTOPUS IS ON
TINDER?>>YES. ( LAUGHTER )
>>James: CARRY ON. I WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU GET
THIS MOVIE MADE.>>OKAY.>>James: I WANT TO DO IT NOW
THOUGH.>>OKAY.>>James: READY? YEAH.>>James: DRINK THAT COFFEE
BECAUSE WE ARE IN FOR A RIDE. LET’S TALK ABOUT CASTING. TELL ME THE CHARACTERS. TELL ME A BIT ABOUT THEM. WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?>>THE FIRST CHARACTER WILL BE
TRISH, WHO’S, LIKE, ONE OF THE LOVE INTERESTS.>>YES. EXCUSE ME. I’M JAMES. HOW ARE YOU. ARE YOU INTERESTED
IN BEING IN THE NEXT HUGE MOTION PICTURE WHICH ISN’T IN ANY WAY A
SEQUEL TO “THE SHAPE OF WATER”?>>SURE.>>James: HE’S REALLY UPSET
YOU, AND I JUST WANT YOU TO GO, “I’VE HAD IT WITH YOU” AND SLAP
HIM ACROSS THE FACE.>>LIKELY?>>James: YEAH, I WANT TO SEE
IT. GO.>>I’VE HAD IT WITH YOU. ( LAUGHTER )
>>James: NO, I’LL SHOW YOU HOW TO DO IT. I’VE HAD IT WITH YOU! ( LAUGHTER )
OKAY. DON’T BE SHY. NOW, I WANT A FULL BLOW TO THE
RIBS. OKAY? A FULL BLOW TO THE RIBS. SEEMS A LITTLE EXTREME FOR HER
CHARACTER.>>James: DOES IT? IT FEELS EXTREME AS WRITING A
FILM ABOUT SOMEBODY WHO FALLS IN LOVE WITH AN OCTOPUS? ( LAUGHTER )
WE’RE IN LOS ANGELES, I THINK THERE’S A STRONG CHANCE EVERY
SINGLE ONE OF THESE BARISTAS IS AN ACTOR. SEE, THAT’S HOW MERLE STREPS
FLOSS. EMILY, WILL YOU PLAY AS THE
OCTOPUS?>>I WILL.>>James: GET IN HERE. LET THEM DROP. LET THEM GO. WELCOME ON BOARD.>>THE MAIN GUY.>>James: IS HE A HUNK? HAVE YOU EVER DONE ANY ACTING IN
YOUR LIFE.>>I HAVE NOT.>>James: NEVER? NEVER.>>James: WHAT ARE YOU DOING
IN A STARBUCKS IN LOS ANGELES? WELCOME ABOARD THE GOOD SHIP.>>EIGHT ARMS.>>James: EIGHT ARMS, THREE
HEARTS. SIX ARMS AND THREE HEARTS. FEELS RIGHT, DOESN’T IT, GUYS? FEEL GOOD?>>YEAH.>>James: I FEEL GOOD. YOU FEEL GOOD?>>YEAH.>>James: YOU FEEL GOOD? YEAH.>>James: FEEL GOOD? MM-HMM.>>James: MM-HMM. ( LAUGHTER )
NEXT THING, WE NEED TO GET THIS PLACE LOOKING LIKE AN AQUARIUM
AND WE NEED TO DO IT QUICK. WE NEED BAGS. TAKE THEM. TAKE THEM, A COUPLE OF THESE
WILL BE GOOD. THESE. THAT’S FULL OF GIFT CARDS, WE’RE
GOING TO NEED THEM FOR THE HOLIDAYS — AND STUFF. ( LAUGHTER )
MAYBE THIS COULD WORK AS THE AQUARIUM. LOOK. AND THEN I’M IN HERE. LOOK. ( LAUGHTER )
LOOK. JELLYFISH.>>SO FIRST SCENE, DAN GOES TO
THE AQUARIUM AND MEETS EZMA THE OCTOPUS AND HER HANDLER TRISH.>>James: THE OCTOPUS CHANGES
COLOR.>>THE OCTOPUSES ARE CRAZY
CAMILEIANS.>>James: HOW ARE WE GOING TO
DO THAT? WE’RE GOING TO NEED THIS AS
WELL, GUYS! I LOVE THIS. THIS IS THE START OF A HUGE
MOVIE CAREER. TRISH, YOU SAY RED IS HER
AGGRESSION COLOR, STAY VERY STILL.>>OKAY.>>James: READY TO SHOOT! HOLD ON. HOLD ON. SINGLE PARENTS. I KNOW HIM.>>YOU DO?>>James: EHE’S BEEN ON THE
SHOW. HE’S A LOVELY GUY. OKAY. OKAY. I’LL GET THIS. I’LL BUY THAT.>>OH, THAT’S VERY KIND OF YOU.>>James: WE ARE SHOOTING A
MOVIE RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.>>OKAY.>>James: THIS IS CONNOR. HEY, CORN, HOW ARE YOU?>>James: HE’S WRITTEN A MOVIE
CALLED EIGHT ARMS, THREE HEARTS. WE’D LOVE TO OFFER YOU THE LEAD. WE’RE SHOOTING IT RIGHT HERE,
RIGHT NOW.>>RIGHT NOW? I WILL BE A PART OF EIGHT ARMS,
THREE HEARTS?>>YEAH.>>James: YOU’LL PLAY DAN? I’M DAN. IS HE THE OCTOPUS?>>James:
>>James: NO, THE ACTOR PLAYING DAN DOESN’T KNOW SO WE
HAVE TO FIRE HIM. WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO FIRE HIM?>>I ALWAYS FIND A HANDWRITTEN
NOTE IS NICE.>>James: TREVOR, YOU’RE
FIRED! IT’S MOVIES. IT’S MOVIES, OKAY? YOU DON’T NEED TO LEAVE. I JUST NEED YOU TO BLEND IN. ON YOU GO. CARRY ON WITH WHATEVER YOU’RE
DOING BUT JUST BE YOUR BACKGROUND. HOLD THAT WHILE YOU’RE DRINKING. THANKS. IF YOU HOLD IT THAT WAY, AND AT
ANY POINT JUST DO THAT. BUT CARRY ON WITH YOUR WORK,
DRINK YOUR DRINK BUT JUST MOVE THAT LIKE THAT. ALL RIGHT? BARISTAS! JUST A LITTLE RESPECT! WE’RE CREATING ART! THE FRAPPUCCINOS CAN WAIT! I FEEL GOOD! LET’S ROLL GUYS, ACTION! ♪
♪ ♪
♪ ♪
♪>>LATTE! ♪
♪ ( LAUGHTER )
>>RED IS HER AGGRESSION COLOR. STAY VERY STILL. ( LAUGHTER )
♪>>James: CUT! I LIKED IT. CORN, IS THAT EXACTLY HOW YOU
IMAGINED IT?>>YEAH.>>James: REALLY? YEAH.>>James: OKAY. LET’S MOVE ON, GUYS! THERE WE GO. YOU’RE A PENGUIN. PERFECT. I’VE ADDED A LITTLE LINE TO THE
SCRIPT OKAY?>>YEAH.>>James: I MADE ATE LITTLE
MORE STARBUCKS, A LITTLE MORE HOLIDAY. I PROBABLY WON’T EVEN NOTICE. SCENE TWO, TAKE ONE! ACT! ( LAUGHTER )
>>SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE YOU LOVED EZMA MORE THAN ME.>>TRISH! IT’S A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE,
OKAY? KIND OF LIKE HOW YOU LOVE A
STARBUCKS PEPPERMINT MOCHA.>>YOU SHOULD LEAVE. ( CRYING )
>>James: AND CUT! YOU’RE A PENGUIN. AND WHAT’S THIS? THEY DON’T HAVE HANDS. THEY’RE LIKE THIS. I’LL REPLACE YOU WITH THAT IN A
HEART BEAT, OKAY? IN A HEARTBEAT! THANK YOU. I THINK WE’VE GOT IT. THIS IS IT, FINAL SCENE, TALK ME
THROUGH IT, WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE, WHAT DO WE WANT AND
WHAT ARE WE FEELING?>>TRISH GOES BACK INTO THE
TANK. EZMA IS HANGING BETWEEN LIFE AND
DEATH AND DAN COMES TO SEE IF SHE’S STILL ALIVE.>>James: WHAT IS DAN FEELING? IT COMES DOWN TO THIS MOMENT. NO MATTER WHAT YOU FEEL YOU HOPE
EZMA IS OKAY.>>THIS STEMS FROM HIS
RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS MOTHER? THAT’S WHAT I DREAMT. I HOPE IT WAS.>>James: I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN
A GRIND. I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN TOUGH. I NEED YOU TO DIG DEEP ONE LAST
TIME. IF WE GET THIS SCENE RIGHT, YOU
GET YOUR TUCKS, YOU GET YOUR DRESS, BECAUSE I’LL SEE YOU AT
THE ACADEMY AWARDS. ALL RIGHT? BACK TO YOU. YEAH! YEAH! ACTUALLY, OKAY! ALL RIGHT, GUYS! ACTION! ♪
♪>>COME ON, GUYS! IS SHE OKAY? DON’T KNOW. ( LAUGHTER )
♪ ♪
>>James: CUT! ♪
>>James: CUT! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
OH, YEAH! I JUST WANT TO SAY, THIS ISN’T
ABOUT ME. IT ISN’T ABOUT EMILY, EVEN EZMA,
IT ISN’T EVEN ABOUT JESSICA AS TRISH, IT’S NOT ABOUT TAR RENNE
GIVING US DAN OR WHOEVER THE HELL YOU GUYS ARE. WITHOUT THIS GUY, THERE’S NO
ARMS AND THERE’S NO HEARTS. ( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERING )>>JAMES: I AM HERE WITH CONNOR
OUR SCREENWRITER. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
CONNOR, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THAT WAS A DREAM ACHIEVED.>>I AM PREPARING TO BE THE
OCTOPUS GUY THE REST OF MY LIFE. ( LAUGHTER )
>>James: IT MUST HAVE BEEN A DREAM COME TRUE SEEING WHAT IT
WAS LIKE TO WRITE THAT PLAY.>>ALL MY FRIENDS BACK HOME ARE
CALLING ME, YOU FINALLY MADE IT.>>James: OUR FINGERS ARE
CROSSED FOR THE OSCAR NOMINATION. THANK YOU FOR COMING BY, CONNOR
AND A HUGE THANKS TO TARAN KILLAM
AND STARBUCKS FOR HELPING US. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH ELLEN
DEGENERES AND PATRICK WILSON.

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