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. 

#1

Cats (2019)
19%

#1
Adjusted Score: 33.007%
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

crime drama Film Festival worst period drama new zealand cooking Food Network HBO Go streaming TV 21st Century Fox Holidays New York Comic Con twilight disaster Animation SXSW Rocketman telelvision technology venice french CBS obituary GLAAD VOD Sundance Now Pacific Islander teaser Hallmark zombie 2016 dragons new star wars movies Turner Netflix American Society of Cinematographers justice league finale Lucasfilm Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Emmy Nominations Pixar Music Peacock IFC Crackle football blockbusters 2015 Opinion historical drama Comedy Image Comics Thanksgiving Kids & Family documentary award winner TV One live action SundanceTV YouTube free movies dceu BET Awards ghosts Funimation PlayStation spider-man Alien Marvel Studios police drama Television Critics Association Photos fast and furious Pride Month Britbox Comic Book indiana jones supernatural die hard richard e. Grant Lionsgate Star Wars The Witch Walt Disney Pictures Netflix Christmas movies Schedule Marvel Television strong female leads Box Office PaleyFest TCA Winter 2020 high school Masterpiece crime thriller Awards Tour casting mission: impossible adventure sports BBC Spring TV Pet Sematary Discovery Channel Apple MSNBC talk show comics Rock 45 Travel Channel cartoon theme song AMC Amazon Prime Video Tubi OneApp Brie Larson deadpool Paramount spy thriller Extras golden globes romance Sci-Fi jurassic park cops Superheroes BET tv talk sequel Classic Film transformers true crime vampires Best and Worst TCM MTV MCU FXX asian-american E3 Awards Warner Bros. spinoff godzilla anthology movies Rocky series Fox News Mary poppins psychological thriller mockumentary renewed TV shows Hulu ABC Family See It Skip It First Reviews San Diego Comic-Con Writers Guild of America Superheroe Toys LGBT Stephen King miniseries batman Starz Television Academy Spike Watching Series Paramount Network aapi 2018 Black History Month television Disney Plus franchise TV renewals green book Reality Calendar Fall TV DirecTV 2021 aliens pirates of the caribbean popular Character Guide HBO Max diversity book adaptation Apple TV Plus cancelled TV shows Apple TV+ TIFF christmas movies slashers Biopics Family dark Lifetime Christmas movies a nightmare on elm street Sundance TV NBC zero dark thirty Disney+ Disney Plus OWN Logo Shudder 99% Rom-Com Trailer History FX on Hulu Comics on TV APB ViacomCBS worst movies crime fresh rt archives facebook mutant Marathons BBC America Pop TV Arrowverse kong zombies Polls and Games sequels kaiju cults Paramount Plus concert critics Bravo south america Super Bowl films Red Carpet cars revenge DGA Valentine's Day FX Epix The Arrangement Horror black The Walt Disney Company book Fox Searchlight trailers CW Seed LGBTQ what to watch breaking bad directors Black Mirror The CW composers Turner Classic Movies discovery social media heist movie screenings Pirates kids TNT superhero werewolf Infographic politics blockbuster Showtime Certified Fresh new york unscripted Shondaland Marvel Amazon Sony Pictures cancelled television Nominations saw stoner canceled TV shows GIFs ABC target sitcom Year in Review A24 CNN toy story HBO game show TCA 2017 indie 2020 Mystery ratings Set visit emmy awards TruTV elevated horror The Walking Dead Tarantino versus Emmys thriller toronto Reality Competition italian monster movies Anna Paquin Amazon Studios lord of the rings National Geographic Disney streaming service scary movies superman festivals marvel cinematic universe Tumblr RT21 Chernobyl game of thrones video Vudu Columbia Pictures boxoffice Spectrum Originals Mudbound Trivia Legendary Western razzies Country Tomatazos golden globe awards children's TV binge chucky war science fiction Ghostbusters Podcast prank hidden camera space VICE Film rotten movies we love TBS serial killer comic El Rey 2019 political drama rom-coms 72 Emmy Awards natural history reboot nature witnail 24 frames comic books Comedy Central Cosplay President Women's History Month Captain marvel PBS australia Esquire crossover adaptation WGN The Purge NYCC Universal Holiday cinemax VH1 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt medical drama Freeform nbcuniversal singing competition criterion name the review universal monsters 20th Century Fox halloween tv halloween Binge Guide First Look CBS All Access CMT Amazon Prime Lifetime hist spain Creative Arts Emmys scorecard james bond reviews doctor who know your critic Election Ovation TCA remakes ID Broadway Hear Us Out Adult Swim scene in color Song of Ice and Fire Hallmark Christmas movies YA all-time harry potter based on movie satire Sundance king kong quibi Mary Poppins Returns Elton John stop motion romantic comedy cancelled laika comiccon Winners Musical festival Martial Arts archives DC Comics cats international stand-up comedy A&E Acorn TV Syfy foreign YouTube Red RT History docuseries The Academy Teen Musicals documentaries hispanic Premiere Dates TV Land anime spanish language dc IFC Films FOX Dark Horse Comics japanese travel women ESPN biography news Crunchyroll hollywood jamie lee curtis E! ITV Sneak Peek 007 parents animated BAFTA psycho Action BBC One nfl boxing Christmas Fantasy canceled 93rd Oscars 4/20 71st Emmy Awards SDCC Exclusive Video Disney Channel latino Summer Oscars Cannes docudrama robots YouTube Premium dogs Avengers spanish DC Universe GoT WarnerMedia Heroines Video Games movie Pop DC streaming service USA Network comedies ABC Signature Interview Mary Tyler Moore sag awards Cartoon Network Drama Quiz Academy Awards best TCA Awards Nickelodeon 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Star Trek dramedy X-Men Grammys Trophy Talk Countdown independent Winter TV joker video on demand 2017 classics TLC Ellie Kemper child's play blaxploitation screen actors guild USA cancelled TV series Nat Geo Baby Yoda Endgame Mindy Kaling Disney rotten