Corden in love with emojis
English actor James Corden (left) says he found the idea of unlocking the world of emojis inside a smartphone through the forthcoming film, The Emoji Movie, charming. Corden was drawn to the story and the way it created a hidden world behind the popular icons. “You can punctuate any moment with a great emoji,” Corden said. He added, “In the film these are characters with spirits, and souls, and hearts, and minds with something very real at stake for all of them.” The actor says the idea sounded “quite charming”. The emoticons have a personality of their own in the film — something to lose, and had real friendships. “That felt like fun to me,” he added.
The Emoji Movie is written and directed by Tony Leondis and co-written by Eric Siegel and Mike White. The movie is based on the ideograms of the same name. Corden is playing the character of the Hi-5 emoji in the movie. Hi-5 is an open-face palm emoji ready to give a Hi-5 at any time.