Cristela Alonzo on Making ‘Cars 3’ and Her Love of Superman

     June 18, 2017

Following the rapturous reception to Finding Dory, there’s plenty to be excited about when it comes to Pixar’s sequels, including Cars 3. The movie is currently in theaters but before it hit theaters, I sat down with Cristela Alonzo for an exclusive video interview about her role in the third Cars movie as Cruz Ramirez. She talked about how she was offered her part in the film, the way Pixar used elements of her own life in building Cruz Ramirez, changes during the recording process, her love of Superman, and a lot more.

If you haven’t seen any of the trailers, Cars 3 is about Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) being pushed out of the sport he loves by a new generation of drivers and what he does to try and return to being a champion.

cars-3-poster-pixarThe crazy voice cast also includes Kerry Washington, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria, Bob Costas, Margo Martindale, Darrell Waltrip, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Bob Peterson, Guido Quaroni, the late Tom Magliozzi, John Ratzenberger, Kyle Petty, Lewis Hamilton, Lloyd Sherr, Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, Ray Everhnam, Cheech Marin, Howard Augustine “Humpy” Wheeler Jr., Katherine Helmond, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Shannon Spake, Maddy McGraw, Michael Wallis, Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon, Daniel Suárez, Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott, Richard Petty, and Andra Day.

Watch what Cristela Alonzo had to say in the video above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by some images from Cars 3.

Cristela Alonzo:

  • Talks about her love of Superman.
  • Does she get to take home the Car?
  • Talks about how she was offered the role.
  • Talks about how her character changed during the recording process.
  • Reveals Pixar added a lot of her life into the Cruz Ramirez character.

Here’s the official Cars 3 synopsis:

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.


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