Fresh Off The Bus


Brand-new It Girl Carey Mulligan, of the impending An Education, tells the New York Times that she's an unlikely advocate for public transportation in Los Angeles. "I can't drive, so I take the bus," she says. "I stay in Century City, which is centrally located, and there's a brilliant bus that goes straight up Santa Monica Boulevard. The people riding on the bus are unbelievable. Completely insane. I quite like it. When you have three meetings a day, it's quite pleasant to take the bus from place to place." [NYT via Hollywood Elsewhere]


  • sweetbiscuit says:

    Alas, when you have three meetings a day in L.A., but only take the bus, you end up with only one meeting a day. The rest of the day is spent on the bus with the well-liked insane.

  • bess marvin, girl detective says:

    untrue sweetbiscuit. if you space out the times correctly, you can make all three meetings (or in my case interviews). in fact, when traffic's a bitch, you sometimes end up getting there at the same time you would if you were driving. i'm centrally located in WeHo (Santa Monica/Fairfax) and the public transportation around there is fantastic. i'm originally from NYC so crazy to me is the norm.

  • sweetbiscuit says:

    I think the operative phrase there is "if you space out the times correctly." I guess I've rarely been in the position of dictating meeting times and feeling okay about blaming it on the bus schedule, but that's just probably my own hangup.