“With the arrival of the first Cats trailer on Thursday, July 18, the question movie fans can’t stop asking is who is Francesca Hayward?
“The 27-year-old ballerina is an immediate scene-stealer in the first look at the big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical.
“In the film, she takes on the role of the white tabby, Victoria, and her prowess as a dancer is already on display.
“In a Cats behind-the-scenes video that she shared on her Instagram, Hayward revealed how surreal it is to go from stage roles to singing alongside the likes of Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift in the movie.
“”I’ve always just done ballet, and I feel like I’m sort of living the dream,” she said. “It’s just very surreal for someone who doesn’t sing in public to suddenly be singing with Jennifer Hudson.””
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