Rebel Wilson is a 38 year old actress, writer, and producer from Sydney, Australia. She is best known for her character Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect film series. That character earner her an MTV Best Breakthrough Performance Award, a Teen Choice Award, and numerous other awards and nominations. Her first roles after moving to the United State was in Bridesmaids, where she played Brynn. Over the past few years she has been seen in several musical productions. This includes:
- Ursula I’ve the Hollywood Bowl concert version of The Little Mermaid
- Miss Adelaide in the musical Guys and Dolls
- LeFou in the Hollywood Bowl concert version of Beauty and The Beast
The future brings several more productions with Rebel Wilson. One of which she is co-producing and working along side actress Ann Hathaway. That movie is titled The Hustle. Remakes of Private Benjamin and Ditry Rotten Scoundrels will also have Wilson casted. Learn more about Rebel Wilson: https://www.broadway.com/buzz/194108/rebel-wilson-to-play-jennyanydots-in-cats-film/ and https://deadline.com/2018/11/cats-movie-rebel-wilson-cast-as-jennyanydots-andrew-lloyd-webber-1202504908/
Cats is a long time favorite musical on Broadway, it is the fourth longest running show in history. It now will get to reach the cinema screen. The production is set to take place in the United Kingdom. An anticipated release date is set for December 20, 2019.
The production will be directed by Tom Hooper, the same director of Les Miserables. Cat will be a musical film starring several celebrities from the music industry, including Jenifer Hudson and Taylor Swift. Rebel Wilson has been casted as Jennyanydots, a character from the poem of the collection by T.S. Elliot, “The Old Gumbie Cat”. Read more: Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book and Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie Musical
T.S Eliot wrote the collection of works titled Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats, where the musical is based on. The storyline is about a tribe of cats, called the Jellicles. At night the cats decide who will go to the Heaviside Layer so they can begin a new life.
Jennyanydots is a lazy cat that likes to find the warm, sunny spots so that she can sleep her day away. Although, Jennyanydots is perceived to be a lazy cat at night she begins her work. She teaches many skills like dancing, crocheting, and tatting to mice and roaches. Trying to help the mice and roaches to be productive and have a purpose. Jennyanydots is very protective of the kittens and will not allow any one of them to touch Grizabella when she reappears. Eventually she accepted her back into the tribe.
Jennyanydots is not the typical comedy role that Rebel Wilson is known for. It will be interesting to see how she adapts the role. She is known to put her own touch on characters and adapting them to belong to her.