British actor James Corden has credited his fiancee and son with inspiring him to excel on Broadway, admitting he couldn't survive the punishing stint without them.
The funnyman will bring his West End hit One Man, Two Guvnors to the New York stage on Wednesday (18Apr12) for a demanding six-month run.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "It's a killer. It's a really, really hard thing. We've already done it 228 times (in London) - now there's another 246 to go. My son was born a week before we started rehearsals. So it's been full-on."
However, Corden insists having his partner Julia Carey and 12-month-old son Max living with him in the Big Apple spurs him on.
He adds, "It's given me a great sense of clarity. You get into your house and shut the door and it's lovely to be greeted by this person who's become the most important thing. It's amazing.
"It's really important for me to have my family there while I'm doing this. It's great to have them with me, I couldn't do this without them... It's going to be a wonderful experience for all of us. It's not lost on me how special this moment is.
"These are transient things, they come and they go, and I'm aware this is a time that I should try to cherish."
Corden and Carey were preparing to marry in September (12) but they postponed the ceremony until after his Broadway run.