Jason Derulo has said that he believed Tom Hooper's critically-panned adaptation of Cats would ''change the world''.
The 30-year-old singer, who made his big-screen debut in the catastrophic adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit stage musical as Rum Tum Tugger, said he thought the film was going to soar at the box office.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Derulo said: ''For the longest time, I was trying to figure out what's the perfect first role?
''Cats checked all the boxes. You can't get a more start-studded cast, you don't get a more respected director than an Oscar winner, and Rum Tum Tugger is a legacy role, a standout character in a classic musical.
"Even when I saw the trailer, I got chills down my spine! I thought it was gonna change the world.''
The Wiggle singer says he feels that he has been ''taught a lesson'' after the movie flopped.
''It didn't pan out. With all things that left field, it could either be considered genius or crazy. That's the risk you take. It taught me a lesson.
"You can't wait for the perfect moment, cause that might not be your moment. So you've just got to go for gold. That's how I'll move forward.''