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

Spoiler alert: he didn't get the part.

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:

And also this.

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

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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Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.