Hollywood actress Teri Hatcher has had a very interesting career to date, appearing in some impressive television shows and movies, as well as appearing in the occasional flop. Up next for Teri Hatcher is the animated movie Planes and she has opened up about how her character Dusty is a role model for girls.
Hatcher told Collider, "I went in and I did my little sections, and I knew what was important to the director and John Lasseter. I knew they wanted an earnest, honest, compassionate person who could truly move Dusty’s character, so that was my goal. But I didn’t until I stepped back and went, 'Huh. She could’ve been a boy.' And then, I started to imagine little girls leaving the theater with a little plastic screwdriver and pretending to make an engine."
She added, "And then, I thought, okay, maybe we’ve just taken a tiny pebble into the pond of girls can be mechanics, too. It’s an animated movie. It’s not like curing brain cancer, but anytime you can have these little messages where women are being seen as the person who’s capable of fixing things, building things, and inspiring things, it’s a good message, but it was a little bit by accident on my part anyway."
As well as Teri Hatcher, Planes features the voices of some top stars, including the likes of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, John Cleese and Val Kilmer, as well as the Hollywood debut for Priyanka Chopra. Planes opens on August 9 in the US, before hitting the big screen in the UK on August 16.