That One Time James Corden Auditioned for 'Bridget Jones's Baby'

Spoiler alert: he didn't get the part.

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Did you know James Corden auditioned for Bridget Jones's Baby? Okay, update: he didn't really, but he did partake in a pretty amusing sketch with Renée Zellweger in which he attempted to play her love interest. Emphasis on "attempted," because this happened:

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And also this.

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Naturally, Patrick Dempsey strolled in all "hello, stud at your service!" and snagged the part from Corden, which, fair.

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Can we all agree that while yes, this is a joke, and yes #LOLOLOL, James would have actually made a great addition to the film?

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