‘Cats’ Director Tom Hooper Has Seen Your Hatred and Finds It ‘Quite Entertaining’

One thing moviegoers need to keep in mind when shading Universal’s upcoming “Cats” musical adaptation is that it’s directed by Tom Hooper.

The filmmaker’s last three movies were “The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables,” and “The Danish Girl,” all of which earned several Oscar nominations and at least one win.

Hooper won Best Director for “The King’s Speech,” while both “Les Misérables” and “The Danish Girl” won the Best Supporting Actress category thanks to Anne Hathaway and Alicia Vikander, respectively.

Does that means “Cats” will surprise the Oscar race? Time will tell, but Hooper finally sounded off on the online backlash against the film in a recent interview with Empire magazine.“I was just so fascinated because I didn’t think it was controversial at all,” Hooper said of the film.

“So it was quite entertaining.

‘Cats’ was apparently the number-one trending topic in the world [after the trailer was released], for a good few hours at least.

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