If you ever wanted to see Judi Dench and Taylor Swift walk a red carpet together, honey, you're in luck. Judi Dench will play Jellicle clan leader Deuteronomy in the upcoming Cats film. Dench joins an...eclectic cast that includes newly-woke political icon Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, and Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudson.
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Dench's casting is interesting considering she hasn't always been the staunchest fan of the iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Once upon a time, she told students at the Borough of Manhattan Community College that she'd backed out of a production of the show because of an injury and wasn't too torn up about it. “I went to see it and thought, ‘I’m glad I wasn’t in that,’” she said, according to The New York Daily News.