Jason Derulo thought ‘Cats’ would be his ‘perfect first role’

Jason Derulo was recently dubbed the king of Tik Tok. He’s rumored to make at least $75k per post but he refuses to confirm. Jason also starred in the movie adaptation of the musical Cats.

Despite its star studded cast and Oscar winning director, Cats was a punch line and box office flop, but Jason told The Telegraph he thought it would change the world. He took on the role expecting it to be his perfect film debut, but that’s not how things worked out. Jason reflected on his role in Cats and why he chose the film as his acting debut.

“For the longest time, I was trying to figure out what’s the perfect first role,” the singer, 30, shared. “Cats checked all the boxes. You can’t get a more start-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.”

The “Watcha Say” singer admitted that he was initially optimistic about the film’s success, telling the outlet, “even when I saw the trailer, I got chills down my spine!”

“Like, I know some people saw it and they were terrified, but I got chills down my spine!” Derulo said, adding, “I thought it was gonna change the world.

[From People]

Jason will always be known to me as the guy who possibly f*cked up his relationship with Jordin Sparks. Plus that anaconda in his pants picture he posted on the Gram that broke the internet. To be honest I can’t name a single song that he has done. I am sure he is quite talented.

I didn’t see Cats either and I used to sing opera and know most of the songs from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musicals. Cats was one of my favorites and I was looking forward to the film adaptation. However, my friends and I spent an entire week making fun of the creepy trailer and posting memes.

I wish luck to this man on getting better roles if that is where he wants to take his career. In the meantime, I may go hate watch Cats on Amazon or whatever.

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  1. Rmcgrudiva says:

    Somehow I always forget what a handsome man he is.

  2. Sam the Pink says:

    Honestly, he isn’t terrible in it. His personality matches the character. The issue with Cats wasn’t him – it was the awful visuals, the bad casting choices (people, stop giving Rebel Wilson work), the lack of a plot, etc.

    Lindsay Ellis has a great piece called Why is Cats on Youtube where she lays out exactly why the movie failed. She says it all better than I could.

  3. Joanna says:

    Thank you for including the link to the anaconda picture. I too, could not name one of his songs but I like looking at him.

  4. ccsays says:

    “I thought it was gonna change the world”

    I mean everything went to total sh*t after it came out, so maybe it did, Jason. Maybe it did.

  5. Mireille says:

    No Jason, it wasn’t the purrfect role. It really wasn’t. And I love cats, just not the musical or the movie.

  6. Jake says:

    Can we please not omit some other s–t he said in the same interview:
    “I find everything better in the pandemic, everything is good now! I haven’t had so much fun in a long time! Being able to do amazing interviews like this in the comfort of my own home! I mean, s–t! Everything’s better in the pandemic. Why do we need to go back?”

    • Case says:

      Seriously, these people need some PR lessons in how to approach these topics without completely disregarding the massive loss of human life we’ve endured due to the pandemic. I totally get that he enjoys doing interviews from home and I do think there are some thing that won’t go back to “normal” post pandemic for this very reason, but there’s a way to express that without saying “everything is better” during a pandemic.

  7. yinyang says:

    What a hottie! Did you see his video Savage Love?! Not only sexy but a good personality too, very respectful.

  8. February-Pisces says:

    On paper Cats the movie should have been a huge hit. Star studded cast, acclaimed director, iconic and beloved musical, it should have been amazing, so I can see why he though it would be life changing. I haven’t seen the movie so I can’t judge it, it’s just a shame it didn’t work out.

  9. paranormalgirl says:

    I have to watch “Cats” at some point. My friend was the original Rum Tug Tugger on Broadway.

    • Jensies says:

      That’s incredible!

      I watched it and it was…really something. There were many moments I had to pause because I was crying laughing. I think it’s worth the rental price for that alone.