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Judi Dench says she sees her ‘Cats’ character as transgender: ‘I kind of call it…

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Judi Dench says she sees her 'Cats' character as transgender: ‘I kind of call it...

Hollywood legend Judi Dench have an interesting perspective on your character in the new music movie "Cats. "

In the movie, Dench, 85, plays a cat named Old Deuteronomy, the leader of a cat tribe named Jellicles. Each year Old Deuteronomy, traditionally played by a man, chooses a cat to climb to the Heaviside Layer to be reborn into a new life.

Dench spoke to Out magazine about the movie and remembered that she was cast to play cat Grizabella in 1981 West End Production before breaking the Achilles tendon.

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Dame Judi Dench arriving at the Wildlife Ball fundraiser at the Dorchester in London. (Photo by Ian West / PA Images via Getty Images)
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"It's glorious to be included (in the movie), I must say. (It was) stressful, because all I can hear is Brian Blessed all the time in the production I couldn't participate in," said Dench, referring to the actor who played the Old Man. Deuteronomy in the production she had to abandon.

Because the character is often portrayed as a man, Dench called her a "totally unexpected" cast.

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"I kind of call it 'trans-deuteronomy'," she explained. "(This) is the part for me, you know."

The Oscar winner added: "It was lovely, lovely to be guided and to be an old cat, really cool."

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Tom Hooper's $ 100 million adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical has been bombarded at the box office, receiving just $ 6.5 million in first weekend ticket sales. Critics didn't like it much better, because the movie got an 18% Rotten Tomatoes score.

In addition to Dench, the movie stars Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, James CordenAND Rebel Wilson.

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