Jason Derulo On ‘Cats’: “I Thought It Was Gonna Change The World”

Published: Thursday 13th Aug 2020 by Sam

Like many, Jason Derulo had high hopes for ‘Cats’ – not least because he starred in the film as Rum Tum Tugger. 

However, what was intended to be a blockbuster ended up as a box office catastrophe.

The 2019 flick, which co-starred Taylor Swift and boasted a budget of over $100 million, bombed at the box office after generating just $75 million at the US box office. It also didn’t fare well internationally.

Much of the blowback centered on the poor CGI (which, in an unprecedented move, had to be updated post-release).

Months removed from the chaos, Derulo is reflecting on the film.

Serving as his first role, he explained that he thought the Tom Hooper production “was gonna change the world.”

More from the ‘Savage Love’ singer below…

“For the longest time, I was trying to figure out what’s the perfect first role? Cats checked all the boxes. You can’t get a more star-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.”

He continued:

“Even when I saw the trailer, I thought it looked unbelievable. Like, I know some people saw it and they were terrified, but I got chills down my spine! I thought it was gonna change the world.

It didn’t pan out. With all things that left-field, it could either be considered genius or bats–t crazy. That’s the risk you take.”

Welp. At least he’s keeping it 100.

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  1. K’’man August 13, 2020

    Mama the stage performance was trash! He probably thought the movie will a success then he can drop a single (since no one is buying his albums) and he was back on top. Now he’s on the Tik Toc with all the white girls doing dances and challenges while still no one is buying his music!

    • Meme August 13, 2020

      Actually his song is all over the radio. And I’m not talking urban radio, I’m talking mainstream radio. Savage love is one of the biggest songs right now so obviously someone’s buying his music.

  2. truthtea August 13, 2020

    Terrible casting, terrible CGI! Only a real narcissist makes a terrible movie and still thinks it’s Oscar worthy!

  3. eric August 13, 2020

    I generally don’t like movies that attach a bunch of big names to a large cast, because it takes attention away from the story and everything else.

  4. PinotNoir August 13, 2020

    Change the world?

    Not when they CGI’d you to look like a constipated Steve Harvey!! 😂😅

    Ur “tail” belongs between ur legs.

  5. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭 August 13, 2020

    His 🍆pic will change the world. Jason join onlyfan please, pretty please.

  6. Detruth August 13, 2020

    Didn’t even know they had did a cats movie lol

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