Kurt Russell Beats Up James Corden in 'Late Late Show' Sketch

Courtesy of The Late Late Show with James Corden

Try as he might, Corden can't escape the actor.

James Corden has learned to cower every time Kurt Russell comes along.

In a new bit for The Late Late Show, Russell's friendly greetings to Corden are quick to turn violent, escalating from one encounter to the next. At first, they meet and Russell talks about how cool and fun Corden is, giving him a "light" punch on the arm that leaves Corden clutching himself in pain.

The next time they interact, he kicks Corden in the face while telling him how much he loves him.

"I love you too, you crazy bastard," Corden says as he lays in the fetal position on the floor.

The third incident is particularly volatile, with Russell happily throwing Corden through walls with a smile. When Corden ends up in the hospital, he wakes up to realize that he can never truly escape Kurt Russell, even in a medical institution.

The veteran actor, who starred in Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. among other films, will next hit theaters in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, out May 5.

Watch the sketch below.