'Ella Enchanted' Director: 'Late Late Show' Stunt at My House Was Completely Unplanned
James Corden shot an episode at his house — and it's not the first time the property has been sought out for filming.
This story first appeared in the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Ella Enchanted director Tommy O'Haver assures THR that when he allowed The Late Late Show's host James Corden and crew to invade his Fairfax District living room — along with Jeff Goldblum, Beck, who performed live, and an 11-foot python — it was completely unplanned. In fact, the April 2 stunt wasn't even the first time the Spanish bungalow, located blocks from CBS Television City and not listed with any location services, had been tapped randomly for the spotlight.
"The Coen brothers shot in the house in November," says O'Haver. "They shot a scene for Hail, Caesar! here." As O'Haver tells it, a note was pinned to his door, asking if the house was available for filming. "I thought it was maybe fake," recalls O'Haver. "Three weeks later, I get a call: 'Joel and Ethan Coen want to come by.' " O'Haver admits his house's increasingly high profile has its drawbacks: "My neighbors are like, 'What the hell is going on at your house?!' "