Harry Styles, James Corden Crash fan apartment for “Daylight” video


Harry Styles, James Corden Crash fan apartment for "Daylight" video

If you live in a New York apartment and recently had a reason to leave your apartment, check out the footage on your Ring doorbell cam — you may have missed a knock on the door from Harry Styles and James Corden.

In a segment for “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” which aired Thursday night, James Corden offers Harry Styles his directing eye on the pop star’s “Daylight” music video from his third studio album, Harry’s House.

In the skit, the two begin their trek by knocking on random apartment doors on a residential street in New York, where they get an “I’m about to leave for the day” and another rejection from a woman who — despite the crowd of people taking photos of Styles behind her – kindly denied access to the pop star and late-night host.

“I thought this would be easier Harry, I have to be honest — I thought your face would open a lot of doors,” Corden says as the duo and their stumbling camera crew continue their search.

Eventually, the two zip into an apartment under the guise of a pizza delivery man, which leads them to the front door of four lucky Styles fans: Isabel, Caroline, Hadley and Sydney.

As Styles hides in the hallway, the girls greet Corden, who asks permission to film in their apartment, to which they reply, “Of course!” Corden then takes Styles’ hand, pulls him into the doorway and reveals him to the girls, who all shut up in disbelief.

diversity spoke to the girls before the Styles episode aired, and to say they were excited is an understatement.

“If we only knew [they were stopping by] we would have at least brushed our hair!” they said, recounting one fateful afternoon after work when their doorbell rang, only to reveal Styles and Corden.

What was only a three-hour shoot heralded a series of important events for the girls, who say Styles was in high spirits — even though their apartment didn’t have air conditioning.

“He also made sure we were taken care of! He was like, ‘Make sure the girls get water too,'” they say, giggling, reminiscing about the details of their off-camera conversations about work and birthdays.

To start the shoot, the girls take the Styles camp on a tour of their spacious New York apartment (see it to believe it), but made sure the star wasn’t sitting in Hadley’s room as it was littered with One Direction memorabilia and even featured a drawing of Styles as Harry Potter.

“I can’t stop thinking about all the things I wish I’d said to him,” recalls Hadley – a longtime fan of the boy band. “But now I’ve made a list of all the things I would say to him if it ever happened again.”

What Styles didn’t miss, however, was a photo pinned to the roommates’ wall with late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon. “If we had known, we could have hidden it,” Caroline jokes, to which Corden replies, “I choose not to take this personally.”

In preparation for the music video, Corden instructs the girls to “call some friends but don’t go crazy” for the video’s party scenes while he organizes the rest of the music video stills.

“I was in a Christopher Nolan movie…” Styles begins to say, pointing to the girls’ bathroom, “and now this is my dressing room.”

Corden also directs the singer to walk down a hallway with the instruction, “Give me that old Mick Jagger,” at which point Styles pulls off his best Jagger impression — mouth open and hands up — before switching to, “Give me that.” young Mick Jagger!”

Corden didn’t just stop at creative directing — he also took it upon himself to do stunts, coming out head-to-toe in a green-screen bodysuit to film Styles in his aforementioned sparkly rooftop costume, literally after the song’s opening line: “I’m on a roof.”

Styles shook hands with all of the girls’ friends who came to serve as extras for the party scenes and was directed by Corden: “Don’t treat him like Harry Styles, treat him like someone named Chris.”

The girls say the party scenes were “very real” since the album hadn’t been released yet and “Daylight” was more than a treat to listen to. “Harry was also very into Mosh,” recalls one of the girls, referring to the stuffy party scene in the living room.

The segment concludes with the premiere of the “Late Late Show and James Corden Production,” a three-minute music video (which Corden only cost $300) that featured multiple cameos from all four girls and, of course, starred the Smiley singer himself.

Watch the full segment below.

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