Idris Elba Teases That Taylor Swift Is 'Amazing' in the Upcoming 'Cats' Movie Musical

Idris Elba is teasing Taylor Swift's performance in the upcoming Cats musical

Idris Elba is in awe of his Cats costar Taylor Swift.

PEOPLE’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive, 46, opened up about starring in the upcoming Cats movie, in which he plays the villainous Macavity and Swift, 29, plays the sultry Bombalurina. The musical is based around the night a group of cats choose one among them to be reborn into a new life.

“Taylor was great,” the English actor told Variety. “Her and I had a lot of work to do together, and she was amazing. She worked hard and was just happy to be there.”

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Elba isn’t the only costar singing Swift’s praises.

Rebel Wilson, 38, spoke about working with the pop star in an interview with Entertainment Tonight saying the “Delicate” singer brought a sultry vibe to her character, Bombalurina, in the musical adaptation.

“She’s incredible. She’s such a lovely girl and I personally think her cat is the sexiest out of all cats,” Wilson said.

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Swift recently surprised her Cats costars with sweet gifts, as ballet dancer Eric Underwood shared on his Instagram Stories last week.

“When you come home from work with gifts! Thank you to the INCREDIBLE @taylorswift,” Underwood wrote while sharing a photo of some merchandise from Swift’s reputation tour. Actor Redmand Rance also showed off his jam-packed bag of merch on Instagram, writing “When @taylorswift gets the whole cast gift bags.”

Cats, directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), opens Dec. 20, 2019.

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