March 19, 2015 6:18 AM EDT

TELEVISION

Up All Night

James Corden admits he’s terrified of taking over CBS’s Late Late Show on March 23, but the 36-year-old Brit is ready to put his spin on late-night TV. “I have no idea if it’s going to work,” says Corden, who unlike his hosting peers is better known for acting than for stand-up. (The Tony winner recently starred in Into the Woods.) “You can’t make a show that feels fresh and exciting without leaving elements of it to chance.”

BOOKS

Make It Work

Tim Gunn is best known as a co-host of Project Runway, but he taught for many years at New York City’s Parsons the New School for Design. His new book, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor, out March 24, reflects on what he’s learned about mentorship.

MUSIC

Over the Moon

George Lewis Jr. is frequently labeled a new-wave revival act, but his third album as Twin Shadow, Eclipse (out now), shows there’s much more to his sound. The songs are grander, less guitar-driven and at times quite haunting–fitting for a major-label debut partly recorded in an L.A. cemetery.

ART

Drawing Board

American artist Trenton Doyle Hancock made his mark with the colorful cartoon characters that populate his work, on display at New York City’s Studio Museum in Harlem from March 26 to June 28.

‘I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE BEAST. THAT’S PRETTY MUCH MY DATING RECORD SO FAR.’

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THE WEEK

PRETTY WOMAN TURNS 25

For more of TIME’s interview with Corden, visit http://www.time.com/james-corden

This appears in the March 30, 2015 issue of TIME.

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