Taylor Swift is to take her first lead acting role in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, directed by Tom Hooper.
Swift, 28, has one significant screen credit to her name: she voiced the environmentalist Audrey in the 2012 animation The Lorax. She is expected to actually appear on screen – albeit wearing paws and whiskers – in the film, which will begin production later this year in London.
Full details of the casting have yet to be announced, but it seems likely Swift will take the role of Grizabella, the once glamorous, now mangy puss whose showstopper, Memory, is perhaps the musical's most enduring tune.
The part was originated and made famous by Elaine Paige, and more recently played by X Factor winner Leona Lewis and Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls.
这首歌曲由伊莲·佩姬创作并演唱成名，后来陆续有选秀节目《 X Factor》冠军丽安娜·刘易斯、妮可·舒可辛格和小野猫组合演唱。
Swift's love of felines has been well documented: the singer previously owned two Siamese-tabby mixes and currently has two Scottish Fold cats, called Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey. Both had cameos in Deadpool 2 – on a T-shirt worn by Ryan Reynolds's character.
霉霉对猫的喜爱早就众所周知。之前她养过两只暹罗斑杂交猫，现在养着两只苏格兰折耳猫，名叫 Olivia Benson和Meredith Grey。两只猫的图像都在《死侍2》中瑞安·雷诺兹饰演角色所穿的衣服上出现过。