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James Corden speaks candidly about Hollywood’s perception of bigger people

The popular talk show host talks about his beef with Hollywood in Rolling Stone magazine.
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James Corden has anchored himself as one of Hollywood’s greatest talk show hosts, but the 38-year-old has a bone to pick with the entertainment industry.

Appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone – in bed and in the buff, no less – the Late Late Show host says he could never understand why larger people are always portrayed differently in movies.

“I could never understand when I watch romantic comedies the notion that for some reason unattractive or heavy people don’t fall in love,” James told the magazine.

“If they do, it’s in some odd, kooky, roundabout way — and it’s not. It’s exactly the same.”

The popular talk show host says “heavy people” fall in love just like everyone else, despite what romcoms portray

The British star went on to explain how he met his wife of almost four years, Julia Carey.

“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,” he explained.

James was well known in his native England, but only became a household name globally after signing on with the US talk show last year.

The 38-year-old went on to explain how he met his wife Julia

The former Broadway theatre star also opened up about how he dealt with growing up as a bigger kid.

“If you’re big at school, you’ve really got two choices,” he shared.

“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.”

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