11:46am PT by Katherine Schaffstall
Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini Teach James Corden the Basics of Brooklyn and Bronx Accents
Second Act co-stars and friends Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini taught James Corden how to speak with Brooklyn and Bronx accents when they visited The Late Late Show on Wednesday.
Lopez explained that there are two types of Bronx accents. "There [are] different ones. Bronx-Italian and Bronx-Puerto Rican and Brooklyn-Italian is more like Bronx-Italian," said the Bronx-born actress. "If you're from the Bronx, it doesn't mean you have all of the exact same accent."
She showed off her Bronx accent, which was accompanied by many hand motions. "I have my hoops on. I love to wear a lot of eyeliner," she said with the accent.
"And I was like, 'I'm talkin' to you,'" said Brooklyn-born Remini. "Or 'I'm talkin' to her.'"
Corden then tried out his best Brooklyn accent. "I feel like I'm drunk," he said with the accent. "It's making me talk like I've had a couple of drinks."
"Italian hands are different than Puerto Rican hands," continued Lopez. Remini said that Italian hands "are with the pinky and the horn, like you give the Italian horn." Lopez then showed how to do Italian hands in which she kept her fingers straight and waved her hands around her face.
The host then asked if the two do good impressions of each other. "She thinks she does. It's so crazy weird," said Remini of Lopez. The latter then stood up to show her imitation of Remini, which featured her hunched over, speaking in a low voice.
"It's so crazy. I have never done that in my life," said Remini.
Corden later asked Remini if it is "insane" to be friends with Lopez because she is constantly surrounded by the paparazzi. "In the beginning it was, because I was like the protector. I felt like her protector, and we went shopping or something and I'm in the car and there's all of a sudden 20 paparazzi pulling U-turns and putting people's lives in danger," she said as she held Lopez's hand. "So I'd become her protector, and it's like a one-man show. I'm literally in the car. I'm pulling U-turns. I'm like [Bleep] for this or [Bleep] for that."
"I'm sweating," Remini continued. "I put makeup on 'cause I knew I'd probably be followed going to get tampons or whatever. It's just a whole other scene. Once in a while they'll see me at Starbucks and they're like, 'Oh, it’s douchebag,' but this is a whole other life. Then I look over at her and I'm sweating. My makeup is — and she's just scrolling through Instagram. Just no care in the world."
Lopez said that she is used to the constant attention. "You hope nothing's going to happen. Most times everything is OK," she said.
Watch the interview below.