In a short amount of time, James Corden has become one of the biggest names in late night!
Although, the 38-year-old wasn't always the confident talk show host he is now. In a candid chat with Rolling Stone, the Into The Woods star opened up about how being a bigger kid in middle school inspired him to stand out!
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"If you're big at school, you've really got two choices. You're going to be a target. If you go to school and you're me, you go, 'Right, I'm just going to make myself a bigger target. My confidence, it will terrify them.' That's how I felt in school."
Despite being afraid of criticism, the funnyman channeled his natural comedic ability and used it to survive his youth. He continued:
"Inside, you're terrified, but if you're a bit funny, if you're quicker than them, they won't circle back on you again."
Not to mention, the British celeb refused to let Hollywood's standards define how he would live his life. Specifically, James criticized how heavier people are portrayed in romantic comedies. James relayed:
"I could never understand when I watch romantic comedies the notion that for some reason unattractive or heavy people don't fall in love. If they do, it's in some odd, kooky, roundabout way—and it's not. It's exactly the same. I met my wife; she barely owned a television and worked for Save the Children. We sat down one night and we fell in love and that was it."
Hear! Hear! As you surely know, the Gavin and Stacey creator married Julia Carey back in 2012 and the twosome now have two children together, Carey and Max. While the TV personality may've dropped 85 pounds by changing his fitness and diet plans, he still seems as confident as ever!
[Image via Rolling Stone.]
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