People who find out that I love Italian movies always assume I love the older ones – and it’s not like I don’t, but I don’t know much about them and I hardly ever watch a Fellini movie.
But I have to admit being in awe of 76 year old Sophia Loren, still a knock out, and so I guess I’m going to have to go to Rome see Cars 2 (I didn’t see the first Cars – can you get me up to speed on the Cars story?)
She’s do her first ever dubbing as the Neapolitan voice of a character in “Cars 2″ for the sake of her grandchildren (“Who knows? Maybe watching ‘Cars 2’ they’ll recognize the voice of their grandmother”) and the late Walt Disney as the voice of the character of Mama Topolino (Mamma Mickey Mouse). “Cars 2″ opens across Italy today.
The two-time Oscar winner will dub with her lively Neapolitan accent and won’t be dubbed in 21 countries including France, Spain, Russia, and Brazil. Loren said her role in the upcoming movie ” Cars 2″ is a tribute to movie giant Walt Disney, who helped her when she was a young woman.
“I was in Los Angeles many years ago to receive an award. I was terribly nervous, and very young, and I ran into Mr. Disney. It was an unforgettable evening. We talked and he helped me with my jitters… This is my way of honoring Disney.”