Video Interviews

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. 


Cats (2019)

Adjusted Score: 33.265%
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

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

2015 Crunchyroll politics Podcast Binge Guide spider-man AMC Polls and Games witnail Baby Yoda Grammys cancelled television Animation screen actors guild President 45 Emmy Nominations E! versus Christmas golden globes Martial Arts Hulu Sci-Fi renewed TV shows Lifetime Christmas movies vampires kids thriller game of thrones MTV Action video latino Netflix tv talk historical drama Turner A&E Mindy Kaling New York Comic Con Photos Winners Kids & Family children's TV zombies Super Bowl reboot mutant Apple TV Plus National Geographic Endgame Reality Competition Biopics DirecTV Superheroe WarnerMedia Dark Horse Comics Family LGBT SXSW DC streaming service diversity GLAAD Comic Book Drama BBC America Star Wars Sundance Now Shudder X-Men Spike USA Network VH1 Captain marvel biography Amazon anime hispanic strong female leads period drama sitcom Calendar Set visit travel blaxploitation screenings BET Black History Month Starz Musical See It Skip It Marvel Studios Summer true crime supernatural FOX Classic Film CMT universal monsters Anna Paquin Amazon Prime Pixar GIFs Emmys Marathons spinoff harry potter Syfy Black Mirror Pride Month dogs movies theme song Masterpiece cinemax rotten movies we love doctor who series Countdown Mary Poppins Returns Pop TIFF USA Chernobyl Creative Arts Emmys WGN zombie Disney+ Disney Plus SDCC 2016 nature San Diego Comic-Con FX Holidays TV cults boxoffice political drama Paramount adventure First Look Tarantino Comedy Central SundanceTV Travel Channel game show unscripted Rocky facebook award winner ABC Family Red Carpet blockbuster richard e. Grant Teen TNT Fall TV Year in Review Rom-Com RT History Country YouTube Premium crime thriller Sundance TV miniseries crossover Western ABC spanish language docudrama Lifetime discovery Schedule BBC Oscars Tumblr romance Cartoon Network what to watch 21st Century Fox TruTV CBS All Access Vudu cancelled TV series First Reviews TV renewals Musicals dragons Netflix Christmas movies crime Funimation Television Academy Interview Tubi Disney Plus cops Epix Infographic Sneak Peek Disney Channel TBS technology Reality sports Song of Ice and Fire slashers NBC foreign Women's History Month El Rey Columbia Pictures OneApp halloween Crackle comiccon PaleyFest Superheroes canceled TCA 2017 anthology Ovation green book Warner Bros. E3 psychological thriller Esquire book Extras south america Writers Guild of America Adult Swim Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Mystery LGBTQ binge ITV Box Office Spring TV cars Comedy Peacock casting mockumentary FXX OWN Mudbound Nickelodeon streaming Tomatazos Pop TV Pet Sematary medical drama RT21 Disney streaming service quibi natural history Film 2020 Marvel Television zero dark thirty Election Toys Awards Tour serial killer Mary Tyler Moore The CW psycho cooking free movies American Society of Cinematographers Sony Pictures Stephen King Awards TCA Paramount Network Amazon Prime Video ghosts NYCC indie DC Comics Valentine's Day Lucasfilm space Music science fiction TV Land Character Guide Academy Awards elevated horror finale CW Seed Spectrum Originals Trophy Talk YA Hallmark ratings IFC Films Turner Classic Movies Best and Worst teaser Sundance Rock cartoon transformers dc talk show Universal sag awards GoT Certified Fresh PBS Nominations adaptation christmas movies reviews TCM crime drama Quiz Holiday Lionsgate breaking bad Apple dramedy Hallmark Christmas movies name the review Apple TV+ singing competition comic social media animated Video Games movie war Rocketman Disney cats Star Trek Nat Geo A24 festivals based on movie composers Discovery Channel franchise Marvel spain DC Universe The Witch History Brie Larson cancelled Opinion Amazon Studios 20th Century Fox canceled TV shows Heroines Ellie Kemper Freeform Mary poppins independent jamie lee curtis Trailer 2018 stand-up comedy Logo Cannes Acorn TV sequel 24 frames 2019 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Bravo FX on Hulu The Walking Dead revenge spy thriller batman IFC The Arrangement Fox News CBS DGA ESPN Winter TV cancelled TV shows CNN VICE Watching Series YouTube Britbox 007 werewolf dceu HBO robots hist Pirates Avengers HBO Max documentary toy story television Ghostbusters Cosplay Premiere Dates Shondaland aliens disaster MCU MSNBC Thanksgiving APB Arrowverse Showtime Film Festival police drama TCA Winter 2020 Fantasy Horror Elton John joker Comics on TV YouTube Red romantic comedy directors comics Trivia justice league Food Network Walt Disney Pictures TLC 71st Emmy Awards scary movies 2017 The Purge