Oprah Winfrey causes James Corden to instantly cry, does great Reese Witherspoon impression

Monday was a night of ups and downs for James Corden. The Late Late Show host had Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling on and he got the full experience.

First talking with Oprah about her gift for making people cry, Corden noted, “My worry when I woke up this morning was I don’t know if I can make it through this interview without crying, because you seem to have an unbelieveable gift. Even now I can feel myself tearing up.”

Oprah revealed that she first started trying to make people cry early in her career as an interviewer, but now she makes an effort to avoid the waterworks. Reese noted that she got teary during her 2005 interview with Oprah after a simple conversation about books.

Corden then challenged the 64-year-old former talk show host to make him immediately burst into tears, and, boy, did she deliver.

Placing one hand on Corden’s hand and one on his shoulder and looking into his eyes, Oprah began by bringing up Corden’s three children.

“Charlotte, Carey, Max – once on my show a father said, ‘Every father has a dream for his children,’” Oprah began, prompting Corden to say, “Shut up!” and wipe tears away. “And his deepest regret in life will be if he doesn’t fulfill that dream for his children.”

Corden didn’t hold back then, jokingly declaring, “Oh, you’re a joke,” as he wiped away his tears, asking, “Who are you?! You have to stop! You just can’t roll out people’s children’s names like that.”

Later in the evening, Oprah went for some laughs as she did a hilarious impression of an over eager Reese. Throwing in plenty of “y’alls,” she got her Wrinkle in Time co-star down pat. While Reese appreciated the impression, she also returned the favor, imitating Oprah’s deep, wise voice and Mindy’s high-energy questions. Watch the clip now to see them deliver!

RELATED: Photos from the "A Wrinkle in Time" premiere:

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Reese Witherspoon attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe attend Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Mindy Kaling arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Mindy Kaling attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Oprah Winfrey arrives for the Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Oprah Winfrey arrives for the Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Storm Reid attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Storm Reid attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Yara Shahidi attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Angela Bassett attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Issa Rae attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Constance Wu attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Ava DuVernay attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Sophia Wylie attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Lalah Hathaway attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Kobe Bryant arrives at the Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Salma Hayek arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Ellen Pompeo and Stella Ivery attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath attend Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Tessa Thompson attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Catherine Hand attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Alano Miller and DeWanda Wise attend Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Deric McCabe attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Chris Pine attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Anthony Anderson attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Laura Dern and Jaya Harper attend Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Toni Trucks attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Meagan Good attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Sasha Lane attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Jurnee Smollett-Bell attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Bellamy Young attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Ellen Pompeo attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Dawn-Lyen Gardner attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Ava Phillippe attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Susan Kelechi Watson attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Brittany Mayti attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Chandler Kinney attends Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' - Arrivals on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Halle Bailey and Chloe Bailey arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Rowan Blanchard arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Tessa Thompson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Eva Longoria arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' held at El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Winston Duke arrives at the Premiere Of Disney's 'A Wrinkle In Time' on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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