James Corden has condemned the embargo of “chubby” people in films and on television, claiming they “ never really fall in love… never have sex”. Representing on the podcast of David Tennant, the TV host included that “certainly no-one ever finds you attractive ” on screen if you are a substantial size.
He included that those actors are at best, cast as the “good” and funny friend of someone who is appealing. Corden told being banned from roles induced him on to write Gavin and Stacey. He said, “ I had no idea if I’d be able to write. It came about because I had done a film with Shane Meadows, I’d done a Mike Leigh film and done Fat Friends on ITV”.
He said, “ And now I was in this play, which was the play to see [The History Boys]. And I was in this play with seven other boys who were at a similar age and a similar place in our careers”.
He also added, “and pretty much every day, three or four of these boys would come in with this massive film script under their arm. ”
He explained, “the hottest script” along with two other History Boys actors. He added, “I really felt like people were going, ‘We think you’re quite good. It’s just because of what you look like. ”
He also added, “If you only watch television or films, if an alien came back and they had to take a reading on planet Earth by just watching films or TV, they would imagine that if you are chubby or fat or big, you never really fall in love, you never have sex”.