With Cars 2 due to hit cinema screens across the world over the next month or two, actor Owen Wilson, who voices Lightning McQueen, took some time to talk about the movie. Cars 2 sees Lightning McQueen head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix with Mater, who gets caught up in International espionage.
Owen said, "It felt like with this movie that it was sort of just this exciting new adventure that they're kind of going with … the World Grand Prix and that the friendship between them became sort of a funny story element and has a sweetness to it. But then also just kind of the hilarity of seeing Mater, such a kind of fish out of water in this sort of spy, intrigue and stuff, I think is very appealing."
Larry the Cable Guy, real name Daniel Lawrence Whitney, who voices Mater added, "The cool thing I like about Mater is Mater's Mater. He likes people for what they are. He doesn't judge anybody by how they look or anything like that. He's just – he's an easygoing guy and he's a friendly guy and he just wants to be friends with everybody and so that's why I like Mater." Cars 2 hits US theatres today.