On a recent episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” actress Zoe Chao made her debut appearance on a late-night talk show, and it was quite a memorable one. Despite her nerves, Zoe shared an adorable anecdote about seeking advice from her 98-year-old grandfather, who told her to “giggle at everything.” With a positive mindset and a heart full of laughter, Zoe took the stage.

During the interview, James Corden jokingly mentioned to the other guest, Constance Wu, that Zoe had auditioned for many roles that she had gotten. Zoe, however, didn’t miss a beat and interjected with a playful comment, revealing that she had also auditioned for a role in “Crazy Rich Asians.” Their banter showcased their delightful camaraderie and playful sense of humor.

James then asked Zoe and Constance if they had ever experienced terrible auditions. Zoe shared her story of auditioning for a Broadway role at the age of 20, despite not being a member of the equity union, which caused her to audition for a role typically meant for a much younger actor. Being the tallest person in the audition room made it rather embarrassing for Zoe, but it highlighted her determination and passion for her craft.

Constance also joined in the conversation, sharing her own audition mishap. She revealed that during one audition for a new musical, she was asked to prepare 16 bars of music. Unfortunately, she abruptly cut herself off in the middle of a phrase, not realizing that she wasn’t meant to sing beyond 16 bars. Constance’s comical retelling of the story had the audience in stitches.

The conversation shifted to Zoe’s move from New York to Los Angeles. Zoe shared that she was initially a die-hard New Yorker but had to make the move after a heartbreaking breakup. She humorously mentioned that changing her hair or relocating were her coping mechanisms for dealing with a broken heart. Despite her initial reservations about Los Angeles, she eventually found her place in the city.

To add a comedic twist, Zoe revealed an amusing pattern of unfortunate car incidents in Los Angeles. She hilariously confessed that she had totaled two PT Cruisers and a rental car while living in the city. The audience erupted with laughter, and even the show’s bandleader, Reggie Watts, jokingly applauded the demise of the PT Cruisers.

The interview concluded with a discussion of Constance’s latest project, “The Terminal List,” in which she stars alongside Chris Pratt. The two actors bond over being new parents, with Zoe sharing that Chris had given her advice on managing her excess breast milk production. The unexpected topic drew laughter from everyone and showcased the friendly and supportive atmosphere between the two actresses.

Zoe Chao‘s appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was filled with laughter, anecdotes, and a genuine camaraderie between the guests. It was an entertaining and lively episode that showcased Zoe’s wit and charm. With her captivating personality, it’s clear that Zoe Chao is a rising star destined for great success.

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