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Hugh Jackman Reveals Why He Turned Down a Role in 'Cats' Movie

Hugh Jackman Reveals Why He Turned Down a Role in 'Cats' Movie

Hugh Jackman revealed he turned down a role in 2019′s viral movie musical Cats.

When asked by the Daily Beast if he was offered a role, he responded, “Umm… yep.” Hugh worked with director Tom Hooper previously on Les Miserables.

As for the reason why? “You know, Tom rang me early on because we did Les Mis together, and there were a couple of options there based on availability and time, and I really… yeah, I just wasn’t available at the time,” Hugh said. “I’m in the theater, man, and I don’t want to be in the business of bashing people—or jumping on bandwagons. I haven’t seen it, and Tom Hooper’s one of the great filmmakers we have.”

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