Last night on “The Late Late Show,” Anna Kendrick, Billy Eichner and host James Corden performed a mini pop musical that chronicled the journey of a woman’s life from birth to adolescence to marriage to parenthood. “We’ve got 14 songs, 10 sets, 1 take, and 0 pressure,” Corden declared at the top before diving into the cheery musical. Watch the video below.
As one can reasonably surmise, the songs featured in the musical correspond to various life milestones. Eichner sings Salt n Pepa’s “Push It” as Kendrick’s character is born, who in turn sings Adele’s “Hello” as she emerges from the womb. Both Kendrick and Corden sing the Madonna songs “Papa Don’t Preach” and “Like a Virgin” to symbolize the emotional turbulence of high school. Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” soundtracks Kendrick’s first foray into the job market, but soon both Kendrick and Corden, who plays Kendrick’s boyfriend-turned-husband, sing Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as they come to terms with impending parenthood. The musical eventually closes with the one-two punch of “The Circle of Life” and Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire.”
Billy Eichner’s comedy game show “Billy on the Street” premiered its fifth season last week on TruTV. Meanwhile, Anna Kendrick currently stars in the film “The Accountant” alongside Ben Affleck, which is still in theaters.
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. ET only on CBS.