Cor­den: I get far more shit than up­per class ac­tors

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TV star James Cor­den has com­plained that act­ing is be­com­ing an “elit­ist sport” and that he is sub­jected to a tougher time than the likes of Tom Hid­dle­ston and Ed­die Red­mayne be­cause of his class.

The for­mer Gavin And Stacey ac­tor, 37, has be­come a huge name in the US thanks to his suc­cess­ful chat show and its Car­pool Karaoke seg­mentd.

But he said that up­per class ac­tors like Sher­lock star Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch were not sub­jected to the same scru­tiny in Bri­tain be­cause of their well­heeled back­grounds.

Cor­den told GQ mag­a­zine: “I’ve come to the con­clu­sion that it is about class.

“Dou­glas Booth has got a great ca­reer, he’s a bril­liant ac­tor, but he’s never go­ing to en­counter the sort of shit like I’ve had.

“Nor will Tom Hid­dle­ston. Nor Ed­die Red­mayne. Nor Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch.

“I fear act­ing is be­com­ing an elit­ist sport and I worry about where that lands us cul­tur­ally. I re­ally do.” THE Death House at the State Prison in Huntsville, Texas, of­fers wheelchair ac­cess.

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