The 40-year-old businesswoman and fashion designer Victoria Beckham hit headlines when she announced she was taking part in James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. And now, it has been revealed that it was actually part of a bigger sketch for the comedian’s chat show.
The former Spice Girl shared with her followers a behind-the-scenes look at her Instagram Stories. She told her followers “So we are here about to shoot Carpool Karaoke” before she turned her camera to James who was getting into the driver’s seat. Interesting…
Victoria let slip on March 30, during an edition of The Late Late Show with James Corden that she wasn’t actually doing Carpool Karaoke. The scenes were part of a hilarious Mannequin skit instead.
And James told viewers that both he and Victoria were massive fans of the 1987 Andrew McCarthy-Kim Cattrall film, Mannequin. The two just had to film their own take on the story for his show.
Victoria’s role is to play a mannequin who comes to life and immediately falls in love with James. He is the only one who doesn’t see her as a dummy. The two are seen dancing and laughing in the dressing room of the Late Late Show.
Then, the host makes off with the mannequin and goes for a car ride with her which is actually where the Carpool Karaoke segment comes in. James asks her if she wants to listen to some music, before putting on Spice Girls’ hit Spice Up Your Life. After pulling up to a traffic light, a passenger in a neighboring car sees James talking to himself. Would love to know what that dude is thinking.
The skit ends with Victoria being reunited with a group of mannequins in a shop window – people of her kind.
The fact that Victoria isn’t starring in Carpool Karaoke is a big relief to her bandmate Mel B, who was “livid” when she found out about the news.
According to some sources, Mel was left fuming that Victoria was “all of a sudden embracing her Spice Girls past after years of trying to distance herself from the band.”
In fact, she and Mel C caused some trouble in the group when they refused to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of hit song Wannabe. This lead to a rift in the group with relations still kind of frosty between the girls.