James Corden Performs a Crosswalk 'Beauty and the Beast'
"To be invited by James to perform at the crosswalk outside of CBS — that's what we call a dream come true," said Josh Gad.
James Corden took his love of musicals to the street again on Wednesday night for the latest edition of "Crosswalk: The Musical," the Late Late Show host's occasional homage to musical theater performed in between green lights on Beverly Boulevard and Genesee Avenue. This time his traffic-dodging crew was joined by actors Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Dan Stevens for a run through some beloved tunes from the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast remake.
While Emma Watson couldn't make the scene, Corden was more than willing to slip into the XXL-sized yellow dress to waltz across the avenue during rush hour. "To be invited by James to perform at the crosswalk outside of CBS — that's what we call a dream come true," said Gad, as his co-stars looked stunned by the news that their stage would be an exhaust-choked avenue.
After Corden's confounding parking lot warm-up acting exercises — including whipping red dodgeballs at Gad to simulate oncoming buses and getting choked out by Evans' Gaston — the late night host got into character by comparing his take on Belle to Daniel Day-Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln and Meryl Streep performing as Margaret Thatcher. "In many ways, those three will always be regarded as similar, if not the same," he predicted.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.