7:59pm PT by Lauren Huff
Barbra Streisand Reveals Driving Woes on "Carpool Karaoke"
Barbra Streisand overcame her newfound issues with driving to join host James Corden on The Late Late Show's "Carpool Karaoke" segment on Thursday to promote her 36th studio album.
Streisand revealed that she'd failed her written driver's test three times while attempting to get her license renewed. "I was so nervous, a little bit like I am now because I have you in the car," she told Corden. She also said that she hasn't been driving a lot lately because her mind "is twirling" and she recently found herself driving the wrong way on the highway. "This is not what I need to hear right now," her fellow passenger joked.
"I thought, 'That's it, I'm not driving anymore,'" she said, adding, "But you're lucky."
"If this is how I go out, I'll take it," Corden joked. "[Corden] died at the hands of Barbra Streisand. 'Is she OK?' She's fine, thank god."
When asked about the current political climate and how she's coping, Streisand explained that that's why she created the album, which is fittingly titled Walls.
"That's why I did this album. Every song relates to something about what's going on in these difficult times. The only thing I can do is write about it and tweet. People deserve the truth. The truth shall set you free," she explained before diving into a rendition of her song "Don't Lie to Me" off her new album.
In an interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, Streisand said that she "probably will turn a lot of people off" with the choice to get political.
"Truth has always worked for me, so to see the truth defiled every day is very, very painful for me. I only can do what I can do. I probably will turn a lot of people off," the singer said. "I can only be true to me as an artist and if people like it that’s great, and if they don’t, they don’t have to buy it or listen to it. But me in real life is more important than me as the artist. As a citizen, that’s the role."
During the "Carpool Karaoke" sketch, the two sung such Streisand hits as "No More Tears," "The Way We Were," "What a Wonderful World" and "Don't Rain on My Parade."
The star also discussed her past issues with stage fright. "I don't get nervous nervous, but I don't enjoy it; I get scared. I just don't want to disappoint people," she explained.
Streisand's album comes out Friday.