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Andrew Lloyd Webber Says the 'Cats' Movie Was 'Off-The Scale All Wrong'

Andrew Lloyd Webber really, really hated the Cats movie.

In a new interview, the 73-year-old theater icon, who composed the Cats Broadway musical, admitted that he couldn’t stand the 2019 film adaption.

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Jason Derulo Shares What He Hoped The 'Cats' Movie Would Be Like

Jason Derulo is opening up about the hopes he had for the Cats movie.

Speaking to The Telegraph, the 30-year-old singer and actor, who plays Rum Tum Tugger in the movie, shared that he thought the movie would change the world.

“I thought it was gonna change the world,” Jason shared. “Even when I saw the trailer, I got chills down my spine!”

However, the movie ended up not being that stellar at all, earning only 78 million at the box office.

Jason also shared that he put a lot of thought into taking the role as his first acting job.

“For the longest time, I was trying to figure out what’s the perfect first role,” he reminisced. “Cats checked all the boxes. You can’t get a more start-studded cast, you don’t get a more respected director than an Oscar winner, and Rum Tum Tugger is a legacy role, a standout character in a classic musical.”

If you didn’t see, creator and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed his own thoughts on the movie and they weren’t good.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Says The 'Cats' Movie Was 'Ridiculous'

Andrew Lloyd Webber is telling everyone how he really feels about the movie adaption of Cats.

In a new interview with The Sunday Times, the famed composer and creator of the Broadway musical called it “ridiculous”.

“The problem with the film was that Tom Hooper [director] decided that he didn’t want anybody involved in it who was involved in the original show,” Andrew said. “The whole thing was ridiculous.”

Cats debuted in theaters in December 2019 and starred Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Rebel Wilson and many more.

The film only made 73 million at the box office. The total budget for the film was $100 million to produce, plus an additional $100 million for global marketing and distribution fees.

Taylor also commented about the backlash of the film, and James regrets being part of the film as well.

The Full Stage Production of 'Cats' Is Streaming Online for Free

Cats has become a part of pop culture history thanks to the movie version that was released last year and now you can watch the full stage production from home!

The stage production was filmed in 1998 and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has put it on YouTube for 48 hours only to raise money for The Actors Fund. This production starred Elaine Paige in the role of Grizabella and you’ll get to see her perform “Memory.”

Cats will be on The Shows Must Go On! YouTube page for two days and you have two options of how to watch – the first option is the standard show and the second option includes Lloyd Webber‘s commentary.

No charge or sign up is required, but viewers are encouraged to make donations to support The Actors Fund and other international organizations.

Still want to see the movie? Here’s how you can watch!

Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Provide Live Commentary During 'Cats!' Broadcast for Charity

Andrew Lloyd Webber is going to provide commentary on Cats!

The 72-year-old acclaimed composer will provide live audio commentary during The Shows Must Go On!‘s broadcast of the 1998 stage production of Cats! to benefit The Actors Fund, a national human services organization working for stability and a safety net for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, the organization announced on Thursday (May 14) amid the pandemic.

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The YouTube channel will offer fans two streaming options to view Cats!: the regular broadcast, and the broadcast with Andrew Lloyd Webber “providing personal insights and memories of the creation of Cats! which has become a worldwide musical phenomenon.”

It will begin on Friday (May 15) beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. Fans can submit questions to the composer via Twitter using #ALWCats. Both streams will be available for free on YouTube for 48 hours, and will encourage viewer donations to The Actors Fund and other international organizations.

The 1998 production of Cats! starred Elaine Paige, the original Grizabella reprising her performance, and John Mills as Gus, the theater cat.

Judi Dench had this to say about her physical appearance in the Cats movie…

Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s announcement…

Judi Dench Was 'Appalled' By How She Looked in 'Cats'

Judi Dench starred in the movie Cats and she still hasn’t watched the movie in full.

The legendary 85-year-old actress, who is now the oldest cover star in British Vogue history, opened up about how she looked in the film.

“The cloak I was made to wear!” Judi said about her costume. “Like five foxes f–king on my back.”

The magazine noted that Judi was “not pleased” by how she looked as Old Deuteronomy based on the photos she has seen. While she thought she’d look “elegant” as a cat, Judi said she looked like a “battered, mangy old cat. A great big orange bruiser. What’s that about?”

The magazine also noted that she was “appalled” while talking about how she looked in the film. See what she said back in March in response to getting a Razzie nomination for her work.

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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.”

Find out how you can watch Cats from your quarantine.