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DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Cerina At The Pantages Theatre

December 27, 2011 3:00 AM

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"I mainly use it to go to auditions. I'm an actor, so I drive a lot."

dyr los angeles DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Cerina At The Pantages Theatre

“I get caught car dancing all the time. I don’t even care.”

The Ride
The Driver: Cerina at the Pantages Theatre
Car in Question: 2008 Black Honda CRV
Spotted at: Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Odometer: 63,494
Nickname: The Puppy Wagon

THE DEFENSE

Q: The Puppy Wagon, huh?

A: We got it mostly so we could haul our dogs around.

Q: Pretty roomy.

A: Right. The seats fold down, so it fits both our dogs.

Q: So you own two dogs?

A: And two cats. They come in sometimes.

Q: Wow, and they all get along?

A: Perfectly.

Q: So why the “Puppy Wagon” and not the “Puppy ‘n’ Cat” wagon?

A: Because it’s mostly to transport the puppies. The cats don’t want to be in it, but the dogs seem to like it.

Q: Now we’re in front of the Pantages. Do you ever watch any of the Broadway shows here?

A: Not yet, but I plan to.

Q: So how long have you owned this vehicle?

A: Three years. I got it brand new.

Q: How did you know that you wanted a CRV, other than you wanted something to lug your dogs around?

A: I thought it was a great car when I tried it. We looked at other comparable cars, but when I got in it, I was like, this looks like a spaceship. I felt like I was in a spaceship, and that sold me on it.

Q: Are you a sci-fi fan?

A: I am. I like sci-fi. I liked watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation” growing up, and I liked the new “Star Trek” movie that came out.

Q: What is your car’s main use?

A: I mainly use it to go to auditions. I’m an actor, so I drive a lot. I probably average an hour and a half, two hours a day in my car. Sometimes more.

Q: How are the auditions going?

A: Good! I just came back from a fitting for a new show that I’m doing.

Q: Fantastic, good luck with that. Now if you had to give your car a theme song, what would it be?

A: I have never thought of that question before, but since I said it looked like a spaceship, I’m going to go with the “Star Trek” theme song.

Q: Very nice! Does it go warp speed at all?

A: Every now and then when nobody’s around.

Q: Finally, barring Honda developing and selling an actually intersteller spaceship, what would be your absolute dream vehicle?

A: I like old cars, like a ’64 1/2 Mustang.

Photos and interview by Michael Shen, blogger of lacantdrive.com.

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