The world premiere of Cats took place in New York last night, and Taylor Swift, one of the film’s many stars, discussed how her cats inspired Rebel Wilson’s role. The singer explains to People that she sent Wilson pictures and videos of her cats, mainly Olivia, to help her prepare for her lethargic character, Jennyanydots.
Taylor says, “They’re fuzzy. They look like little lazy bears. They’re always taking naps. They’re not the kind of cat that I’m playing. I think my cats would’ve been a perfect cat for Jennyanydots.” She adds, “They were inspirations, but not for my cat.”
Taylor also talks about how intense filming was for the movie. She says, “When it came time to shooting, it was non-stop. It was live singing and dancing — doing the whole number all at once.” She adds, “But I had just gotten off tour so I felt like I was prepared for it.” Taylor also explains that the cast would sing and dance for up to 12 hours straight.
Cats will be in theaters on December 20 (Friday).