Does is surprise anyone that Taylor Swift says her cats helped to inspire her new role in the movie ‘Cats?’
She talked to PeopleTV’s Lola Ogunnaike and Entertainment Weekly‘s JD Heyman about that role and said that while she didn’t look to Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson, and Benjamin Button for inspiration they did help shape her character.
“I knew early on they’re not the kind of cats I was gonna be channeling because the kind of cat I’m channeling is very athletic and sort of wild, and my cats are beautifully round,” Swift shared.
“They’re fuzzy. They look like little lazy bears. They’re always taking naps,” she continued. “They’re not the kind of cat that I’m playing. I think my cats would’ve been a perfect cat for Jennyanydots.”
Taylor shared some behind-the-scenes footage from recording the soundtrack and filming on set.
In the two-and-a-half-minute video, which features mostly self-shot, selfie-style footage, Swift talks about how there are “pianos in every room” of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s office, she shares some studio footage of her recording the movie’s songs, and she shows off what the inside of her trailer looked like. There’s also footage of her on set, and clips of her both interacting with a real cat and looking through books about cats, so she can better portray a (humanoid) cat. She also found parallels between the movie and her live act, saying, “There are some things that are really similar about Cats and what I do on tour, so I’m really stoked to come here and do live singing.”
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 16, 2019