Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen and James Corden Reenact Memorable Romantic Comedy Scenes
The trio recreated moments from films including 'You've Got Mail,' 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Pretty Woman,' 'Knocked Up' and 'Love Actually' during Thursday's episode of 'The Late Late Show.'
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen joined James Corden in reenacting what the Late Late Show host called "the greatest romantic comedies of all time" on Thursday's episode of the CBS talk show.
The Long Shot costars opened the segment by reenacting a scene from You've Got Mail. Theron wore a blonde wig to resemble Meg Ryan, while Rogen sported a short brunette wig to take on Tom Hanks' role. In the scene, Rogen asked Theron if she wanted to meet in person through an instant message.
Corden next joined Theron in a reenactment of Maid in Manhattan, where her character almost sat on magazine that had Corden's character on the cover.
In the following scene, Rogen played the titular character in Jerry Maguire. "Hello. I'm looking for my wife. I miss my wife," he stuttered. "We live in a cynical world and we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You complete me." Theron cut him off to recite the iconic line, "You had me at hello."
Theron starred in the next scene as Julia Roberts' movie star character in Notting Hill. Corden, as Hugh Grant's timid bookstore owner, explained to Theron that their relationship would never work because of her fame. "I'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her," she said. Before Corden could respond, the two transitioned to another Grant film, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The Grant-themed movie lineup continued as Corden and Rogen fought over the titular character in Bridget Jones's Diary.
Rogen, Theron and Corden all appeared in the next reenactment of Sleepless in Seattle. While Rogen and Theron took on Hanks and Ryan's characters, Corden played Hanks' son. "Are you Annie?" Corden asked Theron as they reenacted the memorable Empire State Building scene.
Theron continued the trend of Meg Ryan roles as she and Rogen took on the deli scene from When Harry Met Sally. After Theron faked an orgasm, Corden popped into the scene and declared, "I'll have what she's having."
Other romantic comedies covered in the segment included As Good As It Gets, There's Something About Mary and Never Been Kissed.
The Long Shot team also took on Rogen's film Knocked Up, though the host argued that he was the best person to play Rogen's character. Rogen and Theron burst into laughter after the host slid into the scene wearing a curly wig. "I do a really good Seth Rogen," he said before he shared his impression of the actor's chuckle.
Love, Simon was also included in the segment. During the scene, Corden learned that his secret pen pal was his classmate, played by Rogen. After Corden questioned a time when he walked in on Rogen's character hooking up with a girl, he added, "And you're Jewish." Rogen responded, "It's kind of crazy."
Theron reprised her impression of Roberts for a reenactment of Pretty Woman. While clad in a red dress and curly brunette wig, the actress asked Rogen's millionaire character if she looked okay. After he told her something was missing, he gifted her with a diamond necklace.
The actress was then joined by Corden for a scene from My Best Friend's Wedding. "Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy," she pleaded.
The segment continued with more reenactments from Some Like It Hot, Something's Gotta Give, Roxanne and Father of the Bride.
The segment took a festive turn when Theron and Rogen reenacted a scene from Love Actually. She played Keira Knightley's newlywed character, while he took on Andrew Lincoln's character. As he declared his love for her with the help of poster boards, he also managed to fit in a note to the audience that they should see Long Shot.
The three continued the Love Actually theme when they reenacted an earlier scene from the film. Theron continued to play Knightley's character as she married Corden. After Rogen's priest announced them as husband and wife, a chorus and The Late Late Show's house band began to sing "All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles.
Watch the full segment below.