James Corden was in awe of how ''cool'' Johnny Depp was on the set of 'Into The Woods'.

The 36-year-old actor plays The Baker in the movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's fairytale musical opposite Depp, who plays The Wolf.

Corden felt like he was ''back at school'' when he was hanging out with the 51-year-old Hollywood legend and was hoping some of Depp's coolness would rub off on him.

Speaking at a press conference for the film in London, the British funnyman said: ''Johnny's really cool. That was my overwhelming feeling and I only did like half a day with him. It was like I was back at school trying to hang out with the cool guys. It was just hoping a bit of it (his coolness) would land on you for like an hour because, I don't know, it's just like, 'Yeah, cool man, cool.' ''

Although Corden is impressed by Depp's look and attitude he accepts he would never be able to copy his style because it wouldn't work for him.

He added: ''I don't wear bangles and necklaces and stuff and if I did I'd look stupid but it all just works with him, it all just ties up. I was pleased just to be in his orbit for an afternoon.''

Corden and Depp also star in the Disney movie with Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Tracey Ullman among others.

'Into The Woods' is released worldwide later this week.