Nobody is ever going to accuse Adele of not doing enough to promote her 4th studio album, 30. In addition to appearing on both the British and American covers, Adele did the 73 Questions thing for Vogue and even though he wasn’t anywhere in the vicinity (as far as we know, he might have been lurking in the bushes wearing that horny mouse costume), James Corden still managed to wriggle his way into the spotlight! Adele says that James, who is a producer on her upcoming concert special for CBS, gifted her with her most prized possession — a piece of Celine Dion’s ABC gum, framed, that he had her spit into a piece of paper after she appeared on Carpool Karaoke. Adele showed off the gift about 70 questions in, just as I had been lulled into passivity by her low, dulcet voice and languid, slow-blinking eyelashes. Took me right out of it, almost as if a giant mouse jumped out in front of my car and started humping my side mirror.
That was my least favorite part, obviously, but my favorite part was learning that Adele was HEAVILY PREGNANT when she recorded the Bond theme Skyfall. I’ll never hear the phrase again without thinking about that other flawless English jewel, Rebekah Vardy. Oh and that unsurprisingly, she’s team #PrinceHarry. Here’s what else she had to say. via Vogue:
Pardon the cliche, but it truly has been a whirlwind year for Adele: From her November Vogue cover to the release of her new single “Easy on Me” (her first in almost six years) and upcoming album, the singer is busier than ever, but she’s still generous enough to make time to answer a few of our questions (73 questions plus a surprise bonus round…which may have significant meaning for Adele fans). “Typical Brit, wearing a tracksuit in 90-degree weather,” explains Adele as she unloads her car and muses on how COVID-19 has gotten her in touch with her homebody side. That said, she’s more than ready to go on tour: “Keep on wearing your masks, and don’t be spreading that Delta, and who knows?”
Instead of impressing with her spooky ability to walk backward à la Linda Blair in The Exorcist like Kim Kardashian did for Vogue’s 73 Questions, Adele impresses with her acting chops by pretending she already know what was going to be in the prop grocery bags filled she unloads while answering questions about the differences between Brits and Americans and what it’s like singing in front of Sir Paul McCartney. Did you know that in America, he goes by P Money? He can’t do that in Britain because there’s already a rapper there with that name! I made that up of course but it’s more interesting than hearing about how Brits call cilantro “coriander.”
Here’s Adele’s 73 questions, which she stretches out to 95 for some reason. Probably because her Dark Lord Corden bade it so! (Celine’s gum appears at about 13:50)