Rebel Wilson is part of the entire A-list in the upcoming Cats musical, and she says that filming her number was so physically demanding that she lost eight pounds in four days of filming.
Wilson told Entertainment Tonight that his weight loss was the result of both physique and high temperatures.
“I lost eight pounds, pulling my number, in four days,” said Wilson. “Firstly, because there is a lot of physics … but also, they heated the whole thing very high, at almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so that we can never get cold.”
The 39-year-old – who plays Jennyanydots in the film based on the musical Andrew Lloyd Webber – said the number featured “the best dancers in the world”. And, they kept the decor warm because the professional dancers had to avoid injury and couldn’t let their muscles cool down. Wilson says they kept the device “like a sauna,” which made him extremely uncomfortable.
Wilson and her co-stars had to go to “cat school” to learn to move like cats, and she and Robbie Fairchild, principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, who plays Munkustrap, also watched many videos. chats on YouTube.
Fairchild said Cats is the first film to use technology that involves the actor’s full CGI body on screen while using his face from film footage. Fairchild called it “revolutionary” because viewers will see the real emotion and reaction of the actors instead of seeing the full CGI.
Wilson agreed that “it’s so cool,” and she also loved seeing kids compose their own dances on the songs on Instagram because even the style of the choreography in the film is cutting edge.
In addition to her role in Cats, Wilson has been busy this year with roles in two other films – Isn’t It Romantic and The Hustle – and she has also produced and starred in Jojo Rabbit.
She also launched her new line of Rebel Wilson X Angels clothing for women from sizes 14 to 24. She explained that in her twenties, she skipped a friend’s marriage because she didn’t know where to buy a dress. to his size. But now that she’s in Hollywood, she has learned some things that plus size girls need to know, and she wants to pass on that knowledge.
Cats arrive in cinemas across the country on December 20.