• STV
  • MySTV

Scots actress sung special song in Dumbo for late gran

Sharon Rooney can be seen on the big screen as Miss Atlantis in Tim Burton's live-action remake.

Superstar: Scots actress Sharon Rooney is starring in Dumbo.
Superstar: Scots actress Sharon Rooney is starring in Dumbo. Disney

Scots actress Sharon Rooney has joked that her mum is helping to keep Disney afloat after bagging a role in Dumbo.

The talented Two Doors Down and My Mad Fat Diary star can be seen on the silver screen alongside Michael Keaton, Eva Green and Danny DeVito in Tim Burton's live-action remake of the 1941 classic.

The 30-year-old, who stars as Miss Atlantis in the film, told STV News that her mum has been splashing the cash on merchandise.

'She has every piece of merchandise going. She's keeping Disney afloat because she's buying everything'  
Sharon Rooney on her mum

She joked: "My wee mum is absolutely in a Dumbo bubble.

"She has every piece of merchandise going. She's keeping Disney afloat because she's buying everything."

The Glasgow actress was over the moon to be given the task of recording Baby Mine for the movie.

The song holds a special place in her heart as her late gran would sing it to her.

Rooney said: "In Dumbo I got the mammoth task of recording Baby Mine and that was a song that meant a lot to me and her because she would sing it to me growing up.

"So the fact that she's not here to see that is a bit bittersweet, but when we recorded it - say what you want about anything - but I knew she was there. So that was a magical moment."

'So the fact that she's not here to see that is a bit bittersweet, but when we recorded it - say what you want about anything - but I knew she was there'
Sharon Rooney on her late gran

Rooney landed the role after impressing director Tim Burton.

She said: "The Dumbo process was like any other process - I had to audition, I got to the recalls. So that was all good.

"My last one was a meeting with Tim Burton and that was incredible."

The actress believes the family film has come along at the right time and hopes audiences find inspiration from the story.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvmS6Q2hMgP/ | instagram

She added: "I think it's exactly what we need right now.

"I think with everything going on, especially today, let yourself go into this new world that we have created and enjoy it, and celebrate differences and just find your courage."

Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on its website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.