SportsHollywood: William Shatner raced against your dad here, right?
BROLIN: I know. I tried to ask him about it and he just said, "I did?" I think he was on something. Then he mentioned something about transport, like "Beam me up, Scotty," and I tried to joke about it, but he didn't find it funny. Maybe I was talking to the alternate-universe Kirk.
SportsHollywood: Which is a bigger dream-come-true: Becoming a famous actor or being able to drive over 20 mph on a street in Southern California?
BROLIN: 20 miles an hour -- definitely!
SportsHollywood: How many speeding tickets have you gotten in the last year?
BROLIN: Oh man... how about the last week and a half? Seriously, I'm not kidding. Three in the last week and a half.
SportsHollywood: Which is scarier: Going 100 mph on a track or going 5 MPH on the 405 freeway with all the drive-by's?
BROLIN: Definiitely five miles an hour on the freeway.
SportsHollywood: Rate the competition here: Who are your biggest threats?
BROLIN: Dara Torres is a really talented driver and a competitor. She's awesome. I have a long way to catch up, too. I have to start with the pros this year, about 20 seconds back.
SportsHollywood: If Piper Perabo crowds you, do you feel any pangs of remorse if you drive her into a ditch at 100 mph?
BROLIN: She's learning the stick, man! She's the one person I won't pass!
SportsHollywood: Do you call Barbra Streisand "mom?"
BROLIN: (Expletive toward the author deleted).
SportsHollywood: Favorite racing movie?
BROLIN: Well it's not technically a racing movie, but Bullet and French Connection. Awesome chase scenes. That's why I race now.
SportsHollywood: Minnie Driver is your main squeeze. She's hit TWO of my friends in parking lots with her car. You're obviously good at driving. Are you going to give her any lessons?
BROLIN: Dude. She grew up in England man. You're lucky she's in the right lane. Actually she should race! She'd be good -- she'd be all over the place.
SportsHollywood: How do you go to the bathroom in a racing suit?
BROLIN: (Laughing) It's funny you mentioned that. They put this ID bracelet on me this morning over my sleeve and I can't get my suit off! I'm in the porta-poddy with alkl the clothes bunched up on my wrist trying to... never mind -- I can't believe I just told you that.