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Betty White talks love for Dr. Seuss, 'Lorax' role

March 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Betty White is part of the ensemble cast of "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," performing the role of Grandma Norma.

It's probably no surprise to learn White is a big fan of Dr. Seuss.

"He had a way of reaching, no matter what age you were or what period you had lived in, he managed to find something to interest you on your own terms," White said.

White said Dr. Seuss' message is that everybody should have a passion.

"Animals, environment, books, whatever, but some passion that you care desperately about and will get involved with," she said.

White loves the fact that her animated alter ego gets to show grandmas in a new light.

"I think once a grandma gets to a point, she's over her responsibilities and stuff and she's having more freedom than she has had throughout her life, the responsibilities are fewer, so she can just practically do as she jolly well pleases," she said with a laugh.

And White got to do one thing in this movie that pleases her greatly.

"I love to sing. Stop by my shower anytime, and you'll hear me sing," she said.

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is in theaters this weekend.

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