Grumpy Cat, the Internet’s most famous scowling feline, not only unveiled a waxwork of herself this weekend, but also joined the cast of Broadway musical Cats to close out the show with some added “meow”.
Grumpy Cat, 4, posed next to a wax replica of herself at Madame Tussauds waxwork museum in Washington DC last week, before snapping photos with the museum’s other famous inhabitants, including former US presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
When asked how Grumpy Cat was feeling, her owner Tabatha Bundesen said, “She was thrilled. As you can see, she’s still thrilled.”
After her visit to the nation’s capital, Grumpy Cat’s next stop was New York’s Broadway, where she was the guest of honour at Friday’s curtain call for Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Cats. She was cheered on by the cast on stage and the audience as she received a placard commemorating her Broadway debut.
Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, went viral in 2012 after her permanent scowl, which her owner said was caused by feline dwarfism, became meme-worthy fodder. Countless negative lolcat meme threads have been made using a picture of hers.
She has appeared in Lifetime movie ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’ in 2014 and also has picture books and plush toys modelled after her. Much like a real-life celebrity, Grumpy Cat has a manager, a regulated photo-shoot schedule and public appearance diary.