Peter Rabbit star James Corden has become a fixture in late night over the course of the last few years, and much of that has to do with The Late Late Show with James Corden's fan-favorite segments. Chief among these famous bits is the game in which Corden has his guests act out their respective filmographies in front of a live audience. CinemaBlend recently had the chance to ask Corden about an actor or actress that he still wants to get for the game during the Peter Rabbit press junket in Los Angeles, and he admitted that he's dying to get Meryl Streep onboard. Corden explained:
Oh yeah. Meryl Streep. Yeah. For sure. Because she's the greatest actress who has ever lived and she has a filmography that would be incredible. She also has a great sense of humor. She's got that undeniable quality, which I think is a great quality in anybody, where she takes her work incredibly seriously and doesn't take herself seriously at all, and I love her very much and I would love nothing more than to do it with her.
It takes a specific type of actor to go on The Late Late Show with James Corden and run through his or her filmography. Some of the best examples in recent memory involved Tom Hanks or Samuel L. Jackson playing the game, and Corden seems to think that Meryl Streep would be a phenomenal get for the segment. Not only does The Post star have a tremendous body of work that would make it easy, but Corden thinks she has the personality to take the game and run with it in a way that would be fun for audiences to watch.
After all, there aren't many movie stars out there with a resume quite as diverse as Meryl Streep. In one minute they could do The Devil Wears Prada or Mamma Mia!, and then instantly switch over Sophie's Choice (though we're not sure if that would be the type of movie to get a crowd on its feet and cheering). Of course, don't just take our word for it. Check out a brief clip from CinemaBlend's chat with James Corden below to hear all of the praise that he has for Meryl Streep and her vast filmography.
Only time will tell if James Corden will get Meryl Streep to participate in his filmography game. For now, you can check out Corden's latest acting work in Peter Rabbit, which is now in theaters. Take a look at our review of Will Gluck's adaptation of the classic children's books, and on the TV side of things, make sure to check out our midseason premiere guide to see all of the most highly-anticipated spring debuts!