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Demeter is an ensemble character in the 2019 Cats movie. She is portrayed by Daniela Norman.

The movie character bears little resemblance to her stage counterpart, either in terms of personality and role within the show, save for singing in "Grizabella: The Glamour Cat".


Demeter appears to be a younger Queen, generally elegant and ladylike in her mannerisms, but still joining the kittens in squealing over Rum Tum Tugger. She sticks close to Cassandra throughout the movie and often follows Cassandra's lead, seemingly learning the ropes from the tribe's fierce protector.

Demeter can come across as rather mean-spirited, showing hostility towards outsiders such as Victoria and Grizabella, although this could be due to a sense of protectiveness over the tribe. She is initially wary of Victoria and, together with Cassandra, attempts to intimidate her, even hissing at Mistoffelees when he tries to intervene. Demeter regards Grizabella with unbridled animosity, mocking and belittling her when she first appears, and getting admonished by Munkustrap for doing so. Demeter later joins Cassandra, Plato and Socrates in chasing Grizabella out of the Ball.

However by the end of the movie, Demeter is moved by Grizabella's rendition of "Memory" and is elated when Grizabella is chosen as the Jellicle Choice. She also appears to have accepted Victoria as a member of the tribe.


Demeter has several solo lines in "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats". Later, she and Cassandra aggressively question Victoria about her name, leading Munkustrap to explain "The Naming of Cats". During "The Rum Tum Tugger", she joins the other queens in fawning over and dancing with the titular Rum Tum Tugger. Demeter's biggest vocal part comes in "Grizabella: The Glamour Cat", which she sings with Cassandra. She is also an ensemble dancer and takes part in all the group dances.


Demeter is a blue-grey cat and wears a pink collar.



Feel free to add any headcanons or theories you have about Demeter, but don't delete other people's ideas.


  • Demeter is secretly Griddlebone and Growltiger's daughter.