Selena Gomez Wanted To Invent ‘Cool’ Voice For ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Actress opens up to MTV News about playing her character, Mavis, in the new animated film, out this week.

Selena Gomez spent years casting spells as the star of “The Wizards of Waverly Place” on Disney. And after taking a break from supernatural roles, the actress returns to those roots this week as a teen vampire in the new animated flick, “Hotel Transylvania.”

And, she went into filming hoping she could dream up a new voice for the part, but was disappointed to find out that she would sound like herself in the family-friendly movie.

“No, I attempted [a voice] and failed,” she told MTV News during the Toronto International Film Festival , where she premiered the flick. “I tried when I got the script, I was like ‘Oh maybe I can do something cool and different.’ And I ended up going in, and they were like ‘No, we like your voice best.’ I was like ‘Oh, all right’.”

However, despite showing off a pretty impressive Scottish accent during the interview, she confessed, “Well, I don’t think I can [do any voices]. That’s the sad part.”

Gomez joined the flick earlier this year; her role was originally intended for fellow former Disney star Miley Cyrus . In it, she plays Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) teenage daughter. The film imagines the famed vamp as a hotel owner who caters to other mystical folks. When the home away from home is discovered by a human boy, who also happens to fall for Gomez’s Mavis, well it has Dracula freaking out a little bit.

It opens on Friday. It also stars Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Cee Lo Green and Jon Lovitz.

What accent would sound good on Mavis? Let us know in the comments!