The list of casts in the upcoming movie adaptation Cats continues to grow with the latest addition being Rebel Wilson. She will be playing as Jennyanydots. Jennyanydotsis an old Gumbie cat who is very lazy.
Though lazy with cockroaches as her helpers, she loves teaching mice, dancing and cooking. The list of casts includes Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Laurie Davidson, Judy Dench, Steven McRae, Francesca Hayward, Ian McKellen, and Jennifer Hudson.
Rebel Wilson shot to the limelight in 2015 when she played Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. She has also cast in Bridesmaids, Isn’t It Romantic and Bachelorette. The take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will be directed by Tom Hooper.
Cats are said to hit movie theaters in December 20, 2019. Wilson has won the hearts of many worlds over. However, her journey to success has not been a rosy one.
Born in 1980 in Sydney in Australia, Wilson reveals that she was a shy kid while growing up. Her mum one day drove her to a community acting class, but Rebel was crying and hesitant to get out of the car.
Her mum dropped her and would be back for her in two hours’ time. In 15 she decided to change her personality after she read that one’s character is stamped at 15. To speak up more, she joined debate clubs. Learn more about Rebel Wilson: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/10/pitch-perfect-4-rebel-wilson and https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194108/rebel-wilson-to-play-jennyanydots-in-cats-film/
Thanks to her high school drama teacher who encouraged her to join a creative tournament, she would never have come out of her shell. She attended an all-girls high school where they were encouraged to pursue the career of their choice.
Rebel later attended the University of New South Wales and the Australian Theater for Young People. It is in these places that her acting career was properly founded. She initially did not start off from the comedy lane.
However, whenever she got on stage before saying anything, people would just start laughing at her and the thought that fat is funny came to her. This realization became her winning card to Hollywood. Read more: Stunning Transfprmation Rebel Wilson | The List and Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book
She moved to the United States to West Hollywood in 30 years in 2010. Initially, nobody thought she would bring down the acting sceneries. She has managed to prove the doubting Thomas wrong and has beaten the odds. She has not decided to become an American citizen yet.
She says being different has helped her as her agent mentioned they have nobody with such looks as her yet and they signed her up on her second day.
She mentioned that she really is not the kind of person who is disturbed by her looks. However, being in the public limelight she gets to try a little. Her addition to Cats is a move her fans will take with gladness.