You may recall that Baby Dory, tiny blue cinnamon roll, was the cutest and most important part of Finding Dory.
You might not know that the role was voiced by 7-year-old Sloane Murray, daughter of Lindsey Collins, a producer on the film.
BuzzFeed chatted with Collins at a press event this morning, and apparently, the role originally had only one line. “We were like, ‘OK, we need a little kid,’ and I was like, ‘I have a little kid!’ The role started as one line,” Collins said.
“We brought [Sloane] in, and she was just supposed to say, ‘Hi, I’m Dory, and I suffer from short-term memory loss.’ She was 4½ at the time, and that’s a mouthful. And so she says, ‘I suffer from short-term, bamem-bamem-bamemory loss,’ and everyone was like, ‘Done, cast! Exactly!’”
“And then the role itself grew so much. We recorded from when she was 4½ to 7 years old, so she was recording for a long time.”