In Disney's Planes, Teri Hatcher plays Dottie, a forklift who gives sage advice. She's very practical and tries to nip Dusty Crophopper's (Dane Cook) high-flying dreams in the bud. When SheKnows spoke to Hatcher, we wondered if she's a stern realist like her character.
"I think I have a balance... Although, I guess I'd probably lean a little more [toward] risk taking," Hatcher revealed. "I mean, I'm very much that kind of person that when I feel myself going, 'Wow I feel kind of afraid of this.' Then I think, 50 years from now am I going to be sorry that I didn't do this?
She continued, "If the answer's yes, then I force myself to do it anyway. I guess that makes me a risk taker but not a careless risk taker. I don't let my fears hold me back, but hopefully they're not putting me in stupid positions either."
Hatcher also dished on her parenting style. She has a teenage daughter (Emerson Tenney), who she's tried to guide without being overbearing.
"I don't think I'm overprotective," she said. " I think I've really tried consistently throughout raising her to continue to offer her tools. To offer her experience that's going to help her grow into a person that's ultimately gonna have good judgement because you can't be there forever. And I think I've done that."
Hear more of Hatcher's voice of reason in Disney's Planes, which opens in theaters today!
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