James Corden ‘lived as a cat’ to prepare for Cats role

BANG! NEWS – James Corden (pic below) has joked he “lived as a cat for a week” to prepare for his role in Cats, as he said he spent time in a “cat hotel”, where he would only drink “from a saucer”.

He teased, “I actually lived as a cat for a week. I went to a cat hotel and I lived amongst them. I only would take in all my fluids from a saucer.

“I would go out into the garden and bring back for my wife a dead bird or a dead mouse for her. I really immersed myself in it.” James and his cast mates – including Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, and Idris Elba – are all set to appear in a special Cats themed sketch on his talk show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, this week, but James has said it’s unlikely they’ll ever get together to sing the musical’s hits in a Carpool Karaoke segment. He explained, “I don’t think (we’ll do Carpool Karaoke). It’s quite a difficult group of people to get together. “We did just shoot a thing for our show today. Idris just literally landed, so it’s me, Taylor, Rebel, Jason, Francesca (Hayward), Tom Hooper and Andrew Lloyd Webber going to cat school. But we literally just shot it.

“I have no idea if it’s good or not, but it will be on The Late Late Show this week.” James still can’t believe he got to work with so many big names.

Speaking to E! News he said, “You’re in a room that’s the size of two football (fields) with Idris and Rebel and Taylor, Judy Dench, Ian McKellen, and then someone goes, ‘And now, be a cat’.”