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Watch the 'Cats' Cast Go to a Cats School Run By James Corden

The cast of the new movie Cats went to a “cats school” for several months while preparing for their film… and now we’re getting an inside look at what it might have been like.

For a new sketch on The Late Late Show with James Corden, a bunch of the cast members went to school with James as the headmaster!

James instructed Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Francesca Hayward, and Jason Derulo in the funny new clip while director Tom Hooper observed.

Cats composer Andrew Lloyd Webber made an appearance to present “Best in Show” to one of the cast members at the end of the clip!

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Taylor Swift & the Cast of 'Cats' Join Jimmy Fallon & The Roots for Classroom Instruments Performance of 'Memory' (Video)

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson and Jason Derulo are performing “Memory” in a very unique way!

The Cats co-stars all came together to sing the song from the film (and Broadway musical) along with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in a special classroom instruments version on Wednesday’s (December 17) episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift

James Corden and Francesca Hayward joined in the special remix of “Memory” with instruments they found in an alley.

Taylor played the milk bottle, Jimmy played rain gutter, and Jason used a bottle. Francesca used a paint can, James used nails in a jar, Questlove used garbage can lids, and Black Thought used tuna cans.

Watch the cool performance inside…

READ MORE: Taylor Swift’s ‘Cats’ Song Has Been Shut Out of the Oscar Race

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The Star-Studded 'Cats' Movie Cast Wows at NYC Red Carpet Premiere!

The stars of the new movie musical Cats stepped out for the world premiere!

Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, and newcomer Francesca Hayward were among the stars who walked the red carpet at Lincoln Center on Monday night (December 16) in New York City.

Also in attendance were Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Robbie Fairchild, Laurie Davidson, and dancers Les Twins.

Idris was joined on the red carpet by his wife Sabrina.

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Reem Acra dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Taylor is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress, Chloe Gosselin shoes, Maxior earrings, and rings by Borgioni and Beladora. Francesca is wearing Miu Miu. Laurie is wearing a Stella McCartney jacket and trousers, a Sandro turtleneck, and Chelsea boots. Rebel is wearing an Eloquii dress.

READ MORE: What Is ‘Cats’ About? Movie Trailer Finally Explains Plot to Confused Broadway Fans

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Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward & Jennifer Hudson Team Up for 'Cats' London Photo Call!

Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward and Jennifer Hudson happily strike a pose together on the blue carpet while attending their photo call for their anticipated film Cats held at The Corinthia Hotel on Friday (December 13) in London, England.

The three ladies were joined at the event by their co-stars Laurie Davidson, Sir Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo, Robbie Fairchild, Larry Bourgeois and Laurent Bourgeois, as well as the film’s writer-director Tom Hooper.

Earlier in the week, just Francesca Hayward and Jason Derulo attended their first photo call for Cats in Berlin.

Taylor Swift, who also stars in the film, was not able to make it out to the photo call due to her attendance at last night’s 2019 Billboard’s Women in Music event, where she was honored with the Woman of the Decade Award.

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Francesca Hayward & Jason Derulo Kick Off 'Cats' Press Tour in Berlin!

Francesca Hayward is all smiles as she strikes a pose at the photo call for her anticipated film Cats held at Soho House on Tuesday (December 10) in Berlin, Germany.

The 27-year-old Royal Ballet principal dancer was joined at the event by her co-star Jason Derulo as they kicked off the promotional tour together.

Francesca is making her feature film debut in the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Francesca‘s character Victoria is set to sing the brand new song “Beautiful Ghosts” written by Taylor Swift in the movie.

Taylor, who also stars in the film, was just nominated for Best Original Song at the 2020 Golden Globes.

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Francesca Hayward Reveals Taylor Swift Gave Her 'Surreal' Performance of 'Cats' Song 'Beautiful Ghosts'!

Francesca Hayward made her debut appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (December 5) and dished about one of the most surreal days of her life being with Taylor Swift!

The 27-year-old Royal Ballet principal dancer is making her feature film debut in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical, Cats, which also stars Taylor.

Taylor wrote the new song “Beautiful Ghosts” for the movie version of Cats with Andrew for Francesca‘s character Victoria.

“I think probably one of the most surreal days of my life so far was when Taylor asked to meet me. She had written the lyrics for Andrew [Lloyd Webber]‘s music and she called me into a room and basically gave me a private concert of the song for the first time,” Francesca Hayward told Kimmel. “Just me, her and a pianist and Tom Hooper, the director. She sang the whole song just to me in a room. It was surreal.”

Francesca also talked about being from Kenya and England, being a Principal Dancer for the Royal Ballet, and having a cat behavioral coach for the film.

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What Is 'Cats' About? Movie Trailer Finally Explains Plot to Confused Broadway Fans

One thing that most Broadway fans agree on is that the plot of the musical Cats is super confusing and people aren’t even sure what the show is about.

When it was announced that the musical would be made into a movie, the news was met with lots of groans. But now the latest trailer for the film has done something that previous marketing materials never did… it explained the plot!

Judi Dench‘s Old Deuteronomy does a voiceover in the new trailer and she basically reveals what is going on in the film: “Tonight is a magical night where I choose the cat that deserves a new life… I judge a cat by its soul.”

“The most deserving cat will be reborn into another life so they can be who they’ve always dreamed of being,” Robbie Fairchild‘s Munkustrap then says.

Here’s the synopsis provided by Universal: “Over the course of a single night, a tribe of cats called the Jellicles make what is known as ‘the Jellicle choice’ and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.”

Read what fans are saying on Twitter below!

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