James Corden Recalls Auditioning To Play Beloved ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Character

James Corden lately reminded us all that if issues had gone in a different way, he may’ve journeyed to Mordor at Frodo’s facet.

“Is it true that one of your first auditions was for ‘Lord of the Rings’?” Josh Horowitz requested the “Late Late Show” host on his podcast, “Happy Sad Confused,” in an episode that aired Tuesday.

When Corden acknowledged that he had certainly auditioned for Peter Jackson’s early-2000s epic fantasy trilogy, Horowitz requested him the way it went.

“Not good,” Corden replied, including that “every single person in London” additionally tried out for the films.

“I auditioned for Samwise,” Corden mentioned. “I was doing the accent and everything. ‘Mr. Frodo!’”

Regardless of his low evaluation of his personal performing, Corden mentioned he was known as again twice for the half.

The function of hobbit Samwise Gamgee in the end went to Sean Astin, who delivered a standout efficiency as Frodo’s endlessly loyal buddy.

Sean Astin at the "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" premiere in Los Angeles.
Sean Astin on the “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” premiere in Los Angeles.

Corden’s almost-involvement with Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved tales isn’t completely new info: Previous to Corden’s podcast look this week, the IMDB web page of “The Fellowship of the Ring” had already included a reference to his audition. However judging from the social media response this week, it appears lots of people are listening to about it now for the primary time.

And whereas it could be unusual for followers to think about Corden within the function, it’s not fairly as Center Earth-shaking as Nicolas Cage’s 2015 revelation that he turned down the function of Aragorn ― the ranger and reluctant king in the end and famously performed by Viggo Mortensen.