"The Fast and the Furious" Then & Now

The "two hot guys" also reveal how they screwed up their big shot to star in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and how they found redemption with "Toy Story 4."

Summer at the theater could have looked very differently if only Josh Gad and James Corden had been given their chance to shine. The "Frozen" and "Peter Rabbit" stars shared just how close they came to starring in two of the biggest films of the season in a hilariously ridiculous sketch.

First up, they revealed that they got a call from "Quentin ... Tarantino," James said with smug glee.

"He needed two hot guys for the leads," Josh said of Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." And apparently before settling on the two leads who are now getting all the attention, it was going to be the Josh and James show! Honestly, that would have been better, right?

Unfortunately, as we saw in some deleted scenes from the film, the pair proved incredibly inept at doing the simplest things like lighting a cigarette. And then, Tarantino somehow didn't appreciate their incredibly clever and resourceful solution to the problem.

"It turns out they did not have e-cigarettes in the 1960s," Josh lamented.

"Quentin is famously strict about historical accuracy in all his films," James added, and that was it for their Tarantino dreams.

Luckily, there was another surefire box office bonanza just waiting for the pair of them. Their time on the set of "Hobbs & Shaw," however, proved too fast and too furious ... but those bald caps were worth the price of admission alone.

As badly as things went with a cigarette, there was no way Josh and James were going to be able to manage the types of sports cars the "Fast & Furious" franchise has become famous for.

But the thing that did it for them on this production was apparently their insistence on wearing seatbelts. "Forget the seatbelts?" James shouted after struggling with his for way too many minutes. "What kind of message is that sending?"

Luckily, redemption was just a phone call -- or an email -- away as they got an incredible opportunity to take on the star roles of "Toy Story 4." Well, kind of. Check out the video to see what the big flipping deal was.

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