James Corden’s stint in London for “The Late Late Show” continued Tuesday with a spoonful of sugar ― and it went down superbly.
The host adapted “Mary Poppins” for the street in one of his Crosswalk musicals. He played Mary Poppins, and made quite an entrance as Julie Andrews’ iconic nanny character from the 1964 film musical.
Yes, that is Oscar winner Ben Kingsley as Bert, the character made famous by Dick Van Dyke.
The two, plus a cast of many, briskly performed some numbers in front of traffic, using some timely props:
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” was wonderfully atrocious:
Corden took a few liberties with dialogue, of course. “Let’s go and fly a f**king kite,” his Mary blurts out.