Apparently it takes more than 30 cameras to film Carpool Karaoke – and there's a convoy involved
Take That will join James Corden for a special edition of Carpool Karaoke as they take a Red Nose Day spin around Los Angeles.
Ahead of the skit airing on Friday 24th March, Take That's Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow have lifted the bonnet to show Carpool Karaoke's inner workings.
"It was an amazing experience filming,” Donald told the new edition of Radio Times. “You don’t realise how much work goes into it.
"As soon as you get in the car you’ve got 30, 40 cameras pointing at you from different angles. You have to be sitting in a certain position. There’s a crew of about 25 people. You’re in convoy, and you’re driving around LA for almost three hours.”
And does Corden actually drive, instead of being towed around on a trailer as some have speculated? It seems so.
“He doesn’t drive fast,” Barlow explains. But the route is far from exciting: “The trouble with LA is, there’s too many cars. So there’s a circuit they do where the roads are quite clear, so you keeping moving.”
The Take That frontman went on to confirm that the skit is not part of an effort from the band to crack the US market.
At the time of their 1996 split they were on the brink of making it on the other side of the Atlantic, but despite their 2006 reunion, Take That remains largely unknown on the other side of the pond. Not that they seem to mind.
“Let’s be clear,” Barlow said. “We don’t have any designs on breaking America. We honestly don’t. We’re at the wrong point in our career. We celebrate still having a career in Europe!”