"The bullet we all dodged": Internet reacts to James Corden nearly being cast as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy – Sportskeeda

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English television presenter James Corden shocked the internet when he revealed he was auditioning for the role of Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings.

While on an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the 44-year-old revealed he had tried his hand at an audition for one of LOTR‘s main characters. Corden added:

“Everyone in London auditioned for ‘Lord of the Rings’. Everyone. I auditioned for Samwise. I did it! The accent and everything!”

When fans heard Corden talking about the audition and not getting the part, some were relieved while others shared memes about the same.

The role of Samwise Gamgee was eventually played by Sean Astin.

Corden later added that two of his friends also auditioned and that they all got a call back over the next two days. However, none of them were called back afterwards.


Twitter reactions to James Corden’s reveal of him Lord of the Rings audition

After news of James Corden auditioning for the role of Samwise Gamgee went viral, Twitterati laughing off the situation. Several users sighed with relief that Corden had not been chosen for the role, while others simply celebrated that the television host “failed” the audition.

If I were directing a reboot of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I would cast James Corden as Samwise Gamgee. Who else should I cast so I can ruin another trilogy?#Lord of the Rings https://t.co/72l77H1Yhb

if you ever wish times were better remember we live in the timeline where James Corden IS NOT Samwise Gamgee

james corden auditioned for samwise…….time to send a fruit basket to peter jackson and the casting department to save us from having to witness it

In another world, we cursed Samwise, played by James Corden

Apparently there’s an alternate timeline worse than this one James Corden auditioned for ‘Lord of the Rings’ to play Samwise, says he got two callbacks: It was ‘not good’ tmblr.co/Zh3oCRd8o8r-Om…

@MirandaMoff However, the idea of ​​James Corden failing an audition is quite heartwarming.

@MirandaMoff James Corden wouldn’t even be able to convince anyone that he’s good because he can’t act well on his own show let alone real life!

Screenshot of a Twitter user mocking James Corden.  (Image via Twitter/@MirandaMoff)
Screenshot of a Twitter user mocking James Corden. (Image via Twitter/@MirandaMoff)
Screenshot of a Twitter user mocking James Corden.  (Image via Twitter/@Jeres_Rant)
Screenshot of a Twitter user mocking James Corden. (Image via Twitter/@Jeres_Rant)

James Corden enjoyed watching Lord of the Rings

In the same Happy Sad Confused podcast, James Corden said that although he failed the audition, he still enjoys watching the Lord of the Rings series. He jokingly added that he did it until the last film of scenes he had auditioned in front of.

He added that when he saw the last movie, he felt like he should have gone and watched it Love actually.

Despite not getting the role in the Lord of the RingsCorden made a name for himself in the entertainment industry.

He started his career at the age of 18 with a starring role in the 1996 musical Martin Guerre. He made his first appearance as a television reporter on the BBC Good morning with Anne and Nick where he interviewed Meat Loaf.

He acted in several series and movies such as Boyz Unlimited, All or Nothing, Cruise of the Gods, Little Britain, Fat Friends, Heroes and Villains, Where Have I Been All Your Life?, Telstar: The Joe Meek Story, Begin Again, The Wrong Mansand so on.

Some of his most prominent roles were in Ocean’s Eight, Yesterday, Cats, Great Performances, The Prom, Cinderella and Mammals.

In 2015, he began hosting CBS’ The late late show, which made him one of the best television presenters of all time. He will leave the show next year.

As for his accolades, Corden has won 7 Emmy awards at the time of writing.

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