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Roseanne embraces her 'inner cow'

March 31, 2004 at 8:34 PM

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Roseanne Barr says she embraced her "inner cow" when preparing to play a headstrong heifer in the new animated barnyard tale, "Home on the Range."

"The character of Maggie was like a real person to me," the comedienne said in production notes for the Disney film. "I thought of her as a person who just happened to be a cow. I know she's a cartoon, but there's a lot of depth to these characters. To play this role, I was fortunately able to connect with, what do you call it? My inner cow."

Barr, whose character grazes alongside bovine beauties voiced by Jennifer Tilly and Dame Judi Dench, also confessed she has always wanted to act in a western.

"I spent a lot of time on farms, being from Utah, and my father was a huge western fan," she explained. "I thought it was a very honorable thing to play a cow, especially one who figures out something new and has such good intentions."

"Home on the Range," which co-stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a horse and Randy Quaid as a yodeling cattle rustler and features music by Alan Menken, opens April 2.

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