Stranger Things Goes Motown With James Corden

Stranger Things Goes Motown With James Corden 

Posted: 4:17 pm Friday, November 10th, 2017

By mjonbli

Premiere Of Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 2 - ArrivalsWho knew the kids from Stranger Things could channel Michael Jackson & nail it??  Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp appeared on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” in a mockumentary which revealed that prior to being television stars, the boys were part of a Motown cover band with Corden called “The Upside Downs ” (Get it?).  The sketch concluded with a medley performance by the quintet who sang “I Want You Back” by the Jackson Five, “My Girl” from the Temptations, and “I’ll Be There” from the Four Tops.  In this hilarious skit, the group explains the “band’s” history & how “some people thought it was weird that James hung out with us because he’s an adult, but we actually went to school with him,” Wolfhard said. “You know, he was held back a couple of years, but we were in the same grade.” The band eventually caught the attention of a Netflix executive who invited them to audition for the show. All the boys landed their roles, with the exception of Corden who ended up “wearing a suit and sitting behind a desk wasting [his] life,” although McLaughlin called the band “the most creatively fulfilling thing I’ve ever been a part of.”  Watch the video here. The bands “reunion performance” begins at the 3:23 mark.

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