Despite bearing an uncanny resemblance to Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Will Ferrell isn’t exactly known for his musical chops. The actor gave viewers a taste of his singing skills — or lack thereof — during his visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden Wednesday night (May 2) by serenading fellow guest Eva Longoria.
Longoria is expecting her first child any minute now, and host Corden told her he knew that now was probably an “emotional time” for the actress. Naturally, he had to inquire to the mom-to-be about her most ridiculous tear-jerkers.
“I’ve heard that there’s one song…that makes you cry every time you hear it,” Corden asked the Overboard star.
“The Celine [Dion] Titanic song,” Longoria answered, adding that the dramatic theme song made her bawl even before her pregnancy. “It always makes me cry… I’m crying already thinking about it!”
Although Longoria demanded that no one sing “My Heart Will Go On,” Ferrell couldn’t resist belting out a line from the 1998 No. 1 hit. However, with his obviously exaggerated vibrato and slightly off-key delivery, the only tears Longoria shed were from laughter.
The actress’ review? “You really butchered that song.”
Ferrell was thankfully able to redeem himself during the episode by way of sports. The actor, who is also a co-owner of the new Los Angeles Football Club, put his athleticism to the test with a game of Target Practice in which Corden was mounted on a spinning wheel as soccer balls were launched at his body. The comedian brought out some of the team’s pros to take a few shots, but Ferrell’s bullseye might’ve outshone all of them.
Watch Ferrell exercise his singing and soccer skills below.