99 percent of the internet thought James Corden drove the Range Rover in Carpool Karaoke, me included.
Waive Car co-founder and Los Angeles tourist for the day Zoli Honig just blew the lid on how Carpool Karaoke films a lot of its shots when he tweeted out a video showing James Corden and Justin Bieber “driving by” in the show’s iconic black Range Rover. James Corden was in the driver’s seat but he wasn’t actually driving.
Check out the tweet that’s blowing the internet’s minds below.
Saw James corden and Justin Bieber filming carpool karaoke and this is why I have trust issues — he isn't even driving! pic.twitter.com/bkP9moGJmu— Zoli ⚡️ (@zolihonig) January 23, 2020
like this if you thought that James Corden was driving fr during his carpool karaoke’s 😔 pic.twitter.com/HdrDDPFnls— charlotte⁷ ✨ (@JM_Sparkle) January 23, 2020
Anyone with the slightest interest in camera shots knows that there are a hundreds of well-known methods and tricks to getting that perfect shot. Behind-the-scenes, bloopers, and outtakes reels often have actors messing up their lines behind the wheel of something they’re driving, cameras capturing the moment they let their hands off the wheel while “driving.”
Fans of Carpool Karaoke probably had an inkling no one drives when Stevie Wonder made an appearance.
Are people tick? 😂 Stevie Wonder once drove the car during James Cordens Carpool Karaoke. What’s the big surprise that it’s being pulled pic.twitter.com/6glCHrw8Tq— Rowdy Reddy (@jamesreddy1995) January 23, 2020
The funniest response on Twitter has to be from Cash Cab’s host Ben Bailey.
“James always drives during ‘Carpool Karaoke,'” the statement read. “However, on the rare occasion when there is a stunt component and the producers feel it is unsafe to drive, we will use a rig (tow).”
“Always” is probably a stretch. If you have the opportunity to control the safety of your hosts and guests, why wouldn’t you use a tow rig most of the time?
I’m glad a light is being shined on how shots are pulled off.
The next time you’re watching TV, movies, or anything really, it’s worth thinking about where the cameras are and how they pulled off the shot.