Blend A Cast Of Newcomers With Big Name Stars
In Cats, Francesca Hayward led the cast as Victoria. She’s a principal ballet dancer, but had no prior cinematic acting experience. Laurie Davidson plays Mr. Mistoffelees. He also had very limited on-screen acting experience prior to Cats. His biggest role was playing William Shakespeare in the short-lived series Will. Robbie Fairchild plays Munkustrap, another critical role in the Cats film. He is also a principal ballet dancer and Tony nominated actor for his role in An American in Paris. Like Francesca Hayward and Laurie Davidson, Robbie Fairchild’s screen credits are limited. Tom Hooper balanced using newcomers in lead roles with a ton of famous people, including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, and Idris Elba.