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James Corden was interviewing celebrities long before he was the host of "The Late Late Show." Back in the mid-1990s, Corden acted as a teenage correspondent for Britain's "Good Morning with Anne and Nick" program.
To honor Corden's birthday on Monday, the folks at the BBC Archive dug up a 1995 video of the young talent interviewing rock star Meat Loaf.
Corden, dressed in a black-and-white checkered shirt, chats with the super-animated "I'd Do Anything For Love" singer while enjoying an al fresco breakfast at the star's hotel in England.
"Hi, this is James right here, and I’m Meat Loaf, and we’re doing this English breakfast show and it’s, like, really cool," the singer tells viewers, kicking off the segment.
Corden asks thoughtful questions about the star's music and acting career, and Meat Loaf appears to be utterly charmed by the future Emmy nominee — even giving him a bit of advice for his own career.
"The one thing you've got to do is you need to always do the best you can do," the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" actor instructs him. "No matter what different situation, no matter what comes up against you, you do the best you can do, and you never give up."
"Never quit," the singer says.
Looks like Corden took his advice!
Now, can we nominate Meat Loaf for a future Carpool Karaoke?