James Corden is known as the kind host of Late Show with James CordenBut those fans who follow his career know that celebrities have a variety of interests. From production to acting, Corden has had his fingers in many Hollywood pies—and while there are many who love his work, some have occasionally had negative things to say about the star’s projects.
Through it all, Corden’s parents have his back, and after a particularly scathing review of Corden’s work in the 2018 film Peter RabbitCorden’s father went out of his way to write a letter defending his son.
James Corden lent his voice to the animated film ‘Peter Rabbit’
In 2018, Corden lent his voice to the character of Peter Rabbit in the animated film of the same name. Adaptation of classic children’s stories, Peter Rabbit It also included the vocal talents of Margot Robbie, Sia, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and Daisy Ridley, as well as live performances by Sam Neill and Felix Williamson.
according to IMDbThe film was a modest success, grossing about $350 million worldwide against a budget of $50 million. While many fans loved the movie and found a lot to love about the animated characters, there were a few critics who didn’t like Corden’s performance as the main character.
James Corden’s father defends his son’s business after poor review of ‘Peter Rabbit’
Film critic Mark Kermode was a prominent figure he didn’t like Peter Rabbit, saying that fans who loved the original story “would be appalled” when it was retold. He called Corden’s voice role, in particular, claiming that the film should have been called “The Annoying Rabbit voiced by James Corden.”
Corden’s father, Malcolm Corden, objected to the way Kermode described his son, and in a video on Youtube channel KarmodThe character discussed the letter he received from Corden’s father after reviewing it Peter Rabbit. Kermode co-presenter Simon Mayo read the letter out loud, quoting him as saying,
“To hear you describe our son as horribly annoying… It was very difficult to listen to. I am sure you would agree that as parents, we are the only ones who have permission to describe our offspring as horribly annoying… One sincerely hopes that you will never have to hear someone Another describes your kids that way, especially live on air and especially as James seemed to be the only one who had any criticism.”
Ultimately, Corden praised the hosts for their “excellent broadcasting skills,” explaining that he never had any personal issues with the broadcast personalities.
What other films has James Corden appeared in?
If the reviews upset James Corden, he wouldn’t let it. In fact, he reprized his voice role as Peter Rabbit in the 2021 sequel. He appeared in several other films over the ensuing years, including the 2019 film the cats (which has also been critically criticized) and promwhich was better received.
A fan of the movies himself, Corden will likely appear in more films over the next few years since he recently announced that he will be giving up Late Show In order to focus on other projects.
Corden, a comedian and writer as well as an actor and host, may have his critics — but there are certainly many pop culture fans who appreciate the apparent enthusiasm he brings to every project he tackles.
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