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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: Taylor Swift performs during her '1989' World Tour at ANZ Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Everybody wants to be a cat, but it’s harder than you think. Just ask Taylor Swift. In a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the film adaptation of Cats, Swift lets fans in on what it was like to play a feline.

In the video, Swift admits, at first, this role really was a headscratcher for her. “If you told me I was going to get to be a cat for work,” she said in the opening moments of the featurette. “What?” Her co-star James Corden agreed that the idea of humans playing cats is very weird. “If you say it out loud,” he tells the camera. “it’s bonkers.”

But the cat mom to Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey, and Benjamin Button was able to find her inner kitty. This video even shows her showing off her best cat poses a sign that she really is a purrfect Jellicle cat.

Watch the behind the scenes video for the film, which hits theaters on December 20, below.