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The Stars of Cats Reveal What They Learned at "Cat School"

Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench and more talk getting into the feline groove and share their favorite movie musicals.

by | December 24, 2019 | Comments

Before the filmmakers applied “digital fur technology” to turn them into credible felines, the cast members of Tom Hooper’s Cats had to go to “cat school” to learn how to move like the Jellicles at the center of the big-budget musical. Ahead of the movie’s release, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley sat down with stars Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Dame Judi Dench, Laurie Davidson, Robbie Fairchild, Rebel Wilson, and Jason Derulo to talk about getting those cat moves just right, as well as to share their favorite movie musicals and the yet-to-be-made movie musicals they want to see happen – stat. Check out the full interview above.


Cats is in theaters now. 

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Cats (2019)
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Adjusted Score: 33.175%
Critics Consensus: Despite its fur-midable cast, this Cats adaptation is a clawful mistake that will leave most viewers begging to be put out of their mew-sery.
Synopsis: Universal Pictures and Working Title's Cats is a most-unexpected film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved smash musical "Cats" and... [More]
Directed By: Tom Hooper

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