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Kurt Russell Won’t Let James Corden Escape from THE LATE LATE SHOW

Kurt Russell Won’t Let James Corden Escape from THE LATE LATE SHOW

Next weekend, Kurt Russell is going to be in one of the biggest hits of his career, if the box office projections for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hold up. In terms of roles, it doesn’t get much bigger than playing Ego the Living Planet, even if Russell’s cinematic legend was already built over the last three decades. So naturally, Russell was able to get a little bit creative with his movie promotion on late night television.

During his appearance this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Russell took part in a comedic skit called “Escape From Kurt Russell,” which took its title from Russell’s classic John Carpenter films: Escape From New York and Escape From LA. Unlike his Escape character, Snake Plissken, Russell portrayed himself as an overly gregarious movie star who just couldn’t help getting rambunctious every time he saw Corden in Los Angeles.

If anything, the skit was over far too quickly. But it was very entertaining to see Corden, or rather, his stunt double, go through a couple of walls as Russell escalated the roughhousing. The only thing that would have made it better is if Russell had worn Snake’s famous eye patch and outfit while knocking his friend around.

Naturally, Russell wasn’t the only guest on Thursday night’s episode. Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch was ridiculously excited to meet one of his cinematic idols. To prove his dedication to Russell, Corden produced a photograph of Middleditch as a nine-year old wearing a Backdraft t-shirt. And during the commercial break, Russell gamely gave it a Backdraft themed signature: “Did you check that door for heat, Thomas?”

What did you think about Russell’s visit to The Late Late Show? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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