James Corden Presents Justin Bieber Soap Opera “Bold And The Lyrical” On ‘Late Late Show’ – WATCH VIDEO

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James Corden Justin Bieber Soap Opera

By Michael Lewittes |


James Corden brilliantly used Justin Bieber lyrics to create the dialogue for a soap opera on Tuesday’s “Late Late Show” called “The Bold And The Lyrical,” starring his guests Salma Hayek, Ray Romano, and Gary Oldman. Watch the video below of the sketch, which used several of Bieber’s songs, including “Boyfriend, “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry,” “Eenie Meenie,” and “Love Yourself.”

Corden, who was also in the sketch, introduced the bit by saying he was going to debut a new soap opera by a “fairly a new writer on our staff… That writer goes by the name of Justin Bieber.” The action then began in a living room between Hayek and her lover Romano, but quickly we learn her love life is far more complicated, much like in a Bieber song.

It starts with Romano feeding Hayek strawberries, and telling her, “If I were your boyfriend, I’d never let you go.” He then assures his lover, using more lyrics from “Boyfriend” that “I got money in my hands that I’d really like to blow.” Romano adds how much he enjoys “chillin’ by the fire while we eatin’ fondue.”

Hayek next tells Romano, with lyrics from “Eenie Meenie,” “I wish our hearts could come together as one.” But quickly their rendezvous is interrupted by another of her lovers, Corden, who exclaims, “Baby!” Romano and Hayek then say “Baby”a number of times as well, as it’s done in the song of the same name. Hayek tries to explain to Corden that she and Romano are “just friends,” but Romano says, “What do you mean?”

An angry Corden presses whether they’re really just friends. “You nod your head yes, but you wanna say no,” he says, using lyrics from “What Do You Mean?” And then borrowing heavily from “Sorry,” Hayek tells Corden, “I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice,” to which he replies, “By once or twice I mean maybe a couple a hundred times.”

Corden then blames himself, with the help of “Love Yourself” lyrics. “I’ve been so caught up in my job, didn’t see what’s going on,” he says. Hayek begs, “Is it too late now to say sorry?” But an exasperated Corden points to her and says, “Shawty is a eenie meenie miney mo lova,” which prompts Hayek to slap his face. Going back to “Sorry” lyrics, Hayek offers, “I’ll take every single piece of the blame if you want me to, but you know that there is no innocent one in this game.”

Romano then grabs Hayek and says, “Everybody wanna steal my girl? Everybody wanna take her heart away?” but he’s quickly corrected by Hayek and Corden, who point out that’s from a One Direction song. After realizing his mistake, Romano borrows from Bieber’s “Never Say Never” to tell Hayek, as he gets down on his knees, “I will never say never! I will fight till forever!” He adds from the song “Baby” to Hayek, “You know you love me. I know you care.”

But right as Hayek has to choose between Romano and Corden, the love triangle get more complicated as Oldman bursts into her home, and tries to woo her using lyrics from “Thinking About You” and “Baby.” Oldman tells Hayek, “I’ve been thinkin’ ’bout you,” before declaring, “When I was 13, I had my first love. There was nobody that compared to my baby, and nobody came between us or could ever come above. She had me goin’ crazy.”

Romano then warns Hayek (from “What Do You Mean?”), “Better make up your mind.” And Corden tells her (from “Love Yourself” and “Sorry”), “For all the times that you rained on my parade
, and all the clubs you get in using my name… It’s too late now to say ‘sorry.'”

With help from the lyrics to “Love Yourself,” a ticked off Romano tells Hayek euphemistically, “You should go and ‘love yourself.'” Similarly, Oldman expresses (from “Love Yourself”), “I’m better sleeping on my own.” A hurt Oldman adds as he, Romano, and Corden leave, “My mama don’t like you, and she likes everyone.”

Check out the video below of the “Late, Late Show” soap opera “The Bold And The Lyrical,” which used Justin Bieber lyrics for its dialogue.


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