Christina Hendricks says it has been ''a dream come true'' working on 'Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy'.

The 38-year-old actress does the voice over for pirate fairy, Zarina, in the animated adventure and had a great time working with Disney, especially since her alter-ego is a new character which she could make her own, starring alongside other fairies including Tinker Bell.

She gushed: ''It is so exciting to get a phone call saying you're going to be working on a Disney film. And then, to find out it's a Tinker Bell movie is every girl's dream. I also love the fact that the movie is about the introduction of a new fairy that we get to create from scratch. Its been a dream come true. Its been really, really fun.

''It's an honour to be part of the Disney legacy. As an actor, you always hope that you're leaving a mark or that something has been learned from watching your movie.''

Hendricks admits Zarina looks ''a lot'' like her and is fascinated by how the animators managed to capture her in her character.

She added: ''When you finally watch the finished movie, there's little Zarina doing exactly what you did in that room [studio].

''She looks a lot like me and it's really fun to think that someone could capture that through animation. It's unbelievable how lifelike it is and how realistic it is to me.''

'Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy' will be released on February 14.