"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."
"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."