Jennifer Hudson made a guest appearance at The Late Show on Thursday (December 19 to promote her new musical Cats. She is wearing Retrofete
“So basically, you know how cats get a ninth life?” the 38-year-old Academy Award-winning actress and singer told Colbert . “So they have a ball once a year and only one cat gets that ninth life. They get to display their talent or whatever that is and then try to earn the ninth life.”
Colbert then had a question: “What happens to the other cats?” he asked. “Do they die?”
“Well, they just have to wait their turn ’til next year to try to get the ninth life. I guess?,” Jennifer quipped. Colbert also wanted to know exactly what a “jellicle cat” is.
“I can’t answer that,” Jennifer confessed, who plays Grizabella the Glamour Cat in the new movie. “Each song that we sing explains all of that, so you get the soundtrack and you get your ticket to the movie, and you go see the movie and it’s gonna tell you everything all y’all need to know.”
Jennifer Hudson also spoke about her starring role playing Aretha Franklin in the upcoming film Respect, hitting theaters on October 9, 2020