Sophia Loren says she has used her "thick Neapolitan accent" voice to dub a character in "Cars 2" for the sake of her grandchildren and the late Walt Disney.
Loren has lent her voice to Mama Topolino's (Mamma Mickey Mouse) lines in the Disney sequel that opens next week in Italy.
The actress said Wednesday that she did her first-ever dubbing for an animated film for her grandchildren, as well as for Disney. Loren said she hopes her three grandkids will now say that Mama Topolino is grandma.
"Who knows? Maybe watching 'Cars 2' they'll recognize the voice of their grandmother," Loren said in a brief interview on Italian state TV.
Loren's voice will be featured in the film in 21 countries, "or at least that's what they tell me," she told her interviewer with a laugh.
The 76-year-old Loren, looking sharp in a trim, white pantsuit, said at a separate photo call to promote the film that years ago she had an "unforgettable" meeting with Walt Disney. She did not elaborate.
Should there be a "Cars 3" would she consider being Mama Topolino's voice again? "If Mama Topolino becomes an important character, why not?" Loren said.