With just a year left in his contract with CBS, James Corden is opening up about his past, present and future in entertainment. The 40-year-old Late Late Show host tells British GQ for the September issue: "The day might come and I might not be brave enough. I've got to try to make peace with this idea that if I walk away from this show, there's a chance I become a question on Jeopardy. One people struggle to answer."
Corden also admits that he's grappling with the public's perception of him, versus the reality.
"I understand the version of me that people want to meet, and I'll give them that, and that's alright," he says. "'Cause it's actually harder, it's more work to be rude and abrupt. And I don't want to be that 'Do you mind?' person."
He also discusses his unconventional Hollywood looks and how grateful he is for being given the opportunity to show his worth.
"I was learning that if you looked like me, people reckoned you were about right for playing a newsagent in a Hugh Grant movie," he jokes. "Nobody was about to pull a seat out at the table and say, 'Come and sit down.' I was going to have to get to this table and budge people up."