James Corden got so wrapped up in fame in his early days that he sought therapy, he revealed in a new interview.
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James Corden attends the 2020 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony on Nov. 3, 2019 in Mountain View, California.
The late night host first hit it big around 2007 after writing and starring in British sitcom "Gavin & Stacey." Now 13 years later, he admits that his behavior changed, and not for the better.
"I started to behave like a brat that I just don't think I am," he told
The New Yorker. "It's so intoxicating, that first flush of fame, and I think it's even more intoxicating if you're not bred for it." ? Chelsea Lauren/Deadline/REX/Shutterstock
James Corden attends the Deadline Contenders Emmy Event in Los Angeles on April 7, 2019.
James said his mother and sisters noticed the change and told him they were unhappy with it. His "Gavin & Stacey" co-star Rob Brydon also spoke to him about his changing attitude.
Rob recalled telling James, "I said, 'Look, this is a bit awkward to say, but I'm just hearing these things about you, and you've got to know that the way you behave has an effect on people.'"
Finally, James decided to try therapy to fix his entitled ways.
"I used to be a better person than this." he recalls telling his therapist in their first meeting.
He also decided to start staying home alone.
"The absolute biggest thing I had to learn to do," he said, "was just stay in and be comfortable on my own."
Related video: 2010 BAFTA Awards fashion flashback:?
Before the 2020 BAFTAs take place in London on Feb. 2,
Wonderwall.com is taking a stroll down memory lane to see the fashion at the event 10 years ago. First up, a very familiar face this current award season -- Saoirse Ronan! The "Little Women" star attended the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' movie prize-fest wearing this Burberry minidress -- a strapless frock featuring a sweetheart neckline, a belt and ruching down the skirt. She was just 15 at the time and up for best actress for her work in "The Lovely Bones." Keep reading to see more 2010 British Academy Film Awards looks... Robert Pattinson was on hand at the 2010 BAFTA Awards sporting surprisingly slicked-down hair with his simple black tux, white dress shirt and skinny tie combo. He finished his look with shiny black dress shoes, making the only misstep that odd hairstyle. Kate Winslet arrived at the 2010 BAFTAs in one of her most phenomenal looks to date! The star's slinky Stella McCartney gown featured thin straps and lacy cut-outs along the sides as well as a thigh-high slit to show off her strappy black heels.
At the 2010 BAFTA Awards,
Kristen Stewart was on hand in a strapless cream minidress from Chanel. It featured beautiful beaded embellishments and paired perfectly with her gold thin-strapped heels.
Best lead actress winner
Carey Mulligan, who took home the prize for her work in "An Education" that year, wore a beautiful off-the-shoulder floral-patterned gown by Vionnet to the BAFTAs in 2010. Colin Firth was the big winner in 2010, taking home the best actor in a leading role award for his performance in "A Single Man." He attended in a tux and bow tie with then-wife Livia Giuggioli, who wore this pretty pale yellow gown. Claire Danes stunned at the 2010 BAFTA Awards in this pale gray satin Burberry gown, which featured thick straps, ruching and pleating down the column-style skirt. Prince William was on hand at the 2010 awards ceremony -- he was appointed president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts that year -- looking regal in a black tux and bow tie. He's seen here with BAFTA Chairman David Parfitt.
Best lead actress nominee Audrey Tautou, who was up for her work in "Coco Before Chanel (Coco avant Chanel)," donned this pretty pink confection by Lanvin in 2010. The minidress featured one off-the-shoulder puffed sleeve and ruffling at the waist. She surprisingly accessorized with ruby red shoes and a red clutch.
James Corden arrived at the event with then-girlfriend (and future wife) Julia Carey. James rocked a suit and navy tie while Julia donned a black minidress with a bubble hem, tights and heels.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers picked a three-piece black suit and paired it with a bow tie at the 2010 BAFTAs.
Vera Farmiga had a dramatic Marchesa moment at the 2010 BAFTA Awards in this one-shouldered white gown. The frock featured a floral embellishment on the shoulder, a black band at the waist and a delicate train. That year, Vera -- who was nominated for best supporting actress alongside her "Up in the Air" co-star
Anna Kendrick -- lost to Mo'Nique in "Precious." Jeremy Renner lost out in the best actor category at the 2010 BAFTAs for his work in "The Hurt Locker," but at least he looked sharp! The star donned a classic black suit and tie combo. Anna Kendrick arrived in this cheery yellow Pucci minidress that featured tiers and sparkly embellishments down the front. The "Up in the Air" star lost out in her category, best actress in a supporting role, to Mo'Nique. Nicholas Hoult looked dapper in this black suit, dress shirt and bow tie combo. He finished his quintessential menswear look with black dress shoes at the 2010 BAFTAs.
Gabourey Sidibe picked this pretty cream Tadashi Shoji dress for the occasion back in 2010. That year, the star was up for best actress for her work in "Precious."
Another star who opted for a cream-hued gown? "Harry Potter" franchise alum Bonnie Wright, who wore this striking Prada gown with cap sleeves, a plunging neckline and a tapered skirt.
Jamie Campbell Bower attended the BAFTAs with then-girlfriend Bonnie Wright. He wore a sleek black suit and skinny tie, but his most interesting accessory was the thin scarf he topped things off with.
Filmmaker James Cameron lost out in the best director category to ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow. He was nominated for his work on "Avatar" that year and showed up in a black three-piece suit with wife Suzy Amis on his arm.
Trudie Styler sported this minidress from Victoria Beckham's line at the 2010 BAFTAs. The strapless frock featured a peplum layer at the waist and a short skirt, pairing nicely with her black platform pumps.
Vanessa Redgrave, who received the BAFTA Fellowship lifetime achievement award at the show in 2010, looked chic in all black -- a simple dress with a blazer over top accessorized with gloves and layered necklaces.
Mickey Rourke arrived with then-fiancé Elena Kuletskaya in a shiny suit and vest combination. He also added some fancy shoes. Elena wore a funky pink frock topped with a sheer-sleeved coat.
"Precious" filmmaker Lee Daniels looked sharp in a tux featuring a subtle plaid jacket at the 2010 British Academy Film Awards.
Poppy Delevingne didn't quite look BAFTA Awards-ready in this casual blue frock. The star (and older sister of future supermodel Cara Delevingne) donned a Chanel halter-style minidress with tiered layers that included a sheer bottom layer and ribbon detailing.