For James Corden’s show on Tuesday night, however, the host used his Bieber fandom to inspire a five-minute soap opera composed (almost) entirely of JB song lyrics. The result is an uproariously melodramatic spoof dubbed The Bold and The Lyrical, which includes fiery dialogue taken from early Bieber hits like “Baby” and “Never Say Never,” as well as recent singles like “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean?”
Fellow Beliebers Salma Hayek, Ray Romano, and Gary Oldman joined the faux-show, which centered around Hayek’s character’s infidelities and her struggle to juggle three smooth-talking lovers. There’s her and Romano chilling by the fire and eating fondue, Corden getting slapped in the face, Oldman using a “Love Yourself” line to preempt his dramatic exit, and Romano getting rightfully scolded after slipping in a One Direction lyric.
The only question now is: Can we get this show ordered to series, please? We’re sure Bieber will be churning out passion-fueled songs for years, so there will be plenty more material to work with.