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James Corden Only Sort of Regrets Doing 'Cats'

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By Beca Dalimonte

James Corden has a popular game on his show, Late Late Show, called "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" where celebrities must answer questions truthfully in order to avoid eating "gross" food dishes. Corden himself usually participates in the game, and was asked an interesting question this week by guest Justin Bieber - "On a scale of 1-10, how much do you regret doing Cats?"

Surprisingly, James Corden answered after making sure the audience knew that "1 is the least, and 10 is the most."

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"Well, here’s the thing, I had the loveliest time making that film," James Corden started. "It took me six days and I loved every single second of it. So, I think you’ve got to be careful not to… you’ve got to decide things on your own personal experience, and I had a really great time. So, I don’t regret doing it at all because I decided to do it in the same way I decided to do many things. Some have worked, some haven’t. So, I’m gonna put it at a solid 5."

After a beat and some audience laughter, he amended the answer to a "4.5."

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Cats, the 2019 musical film based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical of the same name, was dubbed a box office flop and panned by critics and viewers alike from the release of its first trailer to the film's theatrical release last December.

The film made $73.7 million in the box office, which was unfortunately $21.5 million away from its overall budget.

In addition to James Corden, the film starred big names such as Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, and Ian McKellen.

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Jason Derulo also starred in the 2019 film, and notably pushed back against the critics who had anything negative to say about the musical adaptation.

"It’s an incredible piece of art done by some of the best people in the world," he said of the film. "I am just excited for the people to actually see it because reviewers, I mean, what the hell do they know?"

Derulo also commented that "any time you defy what an art form is, any time you defy all rules, there’s going to be some push-back."

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The 2019 adaptation of Cats has been nominated, not for any Oscars, but for eight Golden Raspberry awards - also known as "Razzies."

The Razzies is a long-running parody awards show honoring "the worst of cinematic under-achievements," and this year's 40th ceremony will take place on March 14th.

Cats is up for "Worst Picture" and James Corden for "Worst Supporting Actor." The film also has two nods for "Worst Screen Combo" - Jason Derulo and his CGI-neutered bulge and any two half-feline/half-human hairballs.

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