Seth Rogen Got High and Hilariously Live-Tweeted 'Cats' During Coronavirus Self-Isolation: 'I Don't Know What's Happening'

Seth Rogen found the perfect way to pass the time as he self-isolated in response to the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic: Watching and live-tweeting Cats, the critically panned musical based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage show of the same name.

And it seems as though the comedian was just as baffled by the experience as critics and audiences who shunned the movie when it hit theaters last year.

The comedian wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night, "I'm pretty stoned and watching Cats. I've never seen the broadway show. It is truly trippy. Am I supposed to know what a Jellicle is? They've said it 200,000 times but I don't know what's happening haha."

In further tweets, Rogen opined, "These cats are like 2 feet tall in this world. That's a huge f***ing cat.

"'Let's make 35 nonsense songs introducing cats!' - The makers of cats.

"Jason Derulos feet don't look like they're touching the ground.

"Judi Dench is in a cat fur coat which I can only assume is socially APPALLING in this world."

The Knocked Up star was also confused by the cats in the movie being described as "Jellicles," a fictional type of cat first introduced by poet T. S. Eliot in his 1939 poetry book, Ohold Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The book, in turn, served as the source material for Lloyd Webber's musical.

Rogen continued posting to Twitter about the movie, directed by Tom Hooper, for an hour before finally giving up.

He tweeted, "Alright I'm turning this off and watching 90 day fiancé. Good night. Stay clean as f**k."

Like Rogen, Cats confounded most people when it was released last year. The largely CGI film featured cats with human qualities that more than unsettled moviegoers and critics. The Guardian's review said Cats "will haunt viewers for generations" and Empire described it as "an insane musical experiment gone wrong. It is truly like nothing cinema has ever seen. The question is, is it something cinema actually wanted?"

Cats received such scathing reviews it ranked a low 20 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It also failed to ignite the box office upon its release in December, and Variety reported that the movie could lose studio Universal Pictures an estimated $100 million.

The film features an all-star cast including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo, Taylor Swift, and Idris Elba. On Monday, Elba revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus on social media.

"This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing No panic," said the actor.

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