Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Memory' During 'Cats' Presentation at CinemaCon -- Watch!
By Jennifer Drysdale
This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.
If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Watch Jennifer Hudson Sing 'Memory' During 'Cats' Presentation a…
Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Music Exec Clarence Avant, Fatally Sho…
Why Sandra Bullock Doesn't Feel Pressure to Marry Boyfriend Brya…
Will Alec Baldwin’s Career Survive On-Set Shooting? Expert Weigh…
Kourtney Kardashian Reacts to Speculation She's Pregnant
Chris Cuomo Suspended ‘Indefinitely’ From CNN
Julia Roberts' 16-Year-Old Daughter Hazel Makes Her Red Carpet D…
Meghan Markle Sounds Off on Tabloid Culture and Getting Into Pol…
‘Chrisley Knows Best’: Todd and Julie Talk Legal Battles and Ref…
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Can’t Seem to Stop Kissing!
Tom Holland Says He and Zendaya ‘Love Each Other Very Much’
Inside Christopher Andersen’s Royal Tell-All Book: Biggest Bombs…
Bradley Cooper Smiles Over 'Special' Support From Irina Shayk at…
Scott Disick 'Trying to Get Under Kourtney's Skin' After Travis …
'RHOC’: Shannon Beador Explains the Heather Dubrow/Nicole James …
Tom Holland and Zendaya Show PDA at First Event Since Confirming…
Machine Gun Kelly Planning to Propose to Megan Fox, Source Says
‘90 Day Fiancé’: Sumit Goes Behind Jenny’s Back and Sabotages Ma…
‘The Voice’: Blake Shelton Teases Ariana Grande About Getting Em…
Universal Pictures didn't have any footage of Cats to debut at CinemaCon, so they gave audiences a taste of the movie courtesy of Jennifer Hudson.
The Oscar-winning actress took the stage to perform her character, Grizabella's, song, "Memory." It was revealed last July that Hudson was joining the film, alongside Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen. Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo and Rebel Wilson also star in the adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, which wrapped production on Saturday.
While shots from the actual Cats movie didn't make it to CinemaCon, Universal did debut a behind-the-scenes featurette, which included dance rehearsals and the actors wearing VFX dots on their faces. Those dots -- and motion-capture enabled leotards -- will help create "digital fur technology to create the most perfect covering of fur," director Tom Hooper said.
The upcoming film will feature another difference from the stage musical, which debuted on London's West End in 1981. The scale of the movie will be cat-sized, with production designers having built oversized sets to make the actors appear smaller.
Cats takes place on a single night, centering on a group of felines called the Jellicles -- who must determine which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.
"It's, like, something really special being made and... I’m just happy to be a part of it," Hudson gushed. "... It's just a live vibe. It's done live on the set. It’s a lot of hard work. We're creating it as we go, so it's a lot if, you know, living in the moment."
"It's so uniquely done and we're all creating something that does not have a vision to it," she added. "So, we're learning as we go. We're creating as we go and we’re all surprising ourselves... It's a new level from everyone. The director, from all the talent, the dancers and everybody is equally just as involved in it."