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Dominic Monaghan Doesn't Like Cars, Breaks the Speed Record on 'Top Gear' Anyway (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 29th 2010 8:15AM
Dominic Monaghan Doesn't Like Cars, Breaks the Speed Record on 'Top Gear' AnywayAs an actor, Dominic Monaghan specializes in playing characters who take part in an impossible quest ... of one kind or another. In 'The Lord of the Rings,' he starred as a hobbit engaged in a thousand-year struggle to destroy the One Ring of Power. On 'Lost,' he was a musician who tried to unravel the secrets of a tropical island (and who died in the process).

But on the racing show 'Top Gear' (Sun., 10PM ET on HIST), his job was much, much easier.

Dominic doesn't like cars very much -- he calls them his "least favorite form of transport." Nonetheless, on the new 'Top Gear,' he shattered the old celebrity racing record. In the process, he beat out a real-life hero: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Monaghan didn't even have to try very hard; he crushed Buzz by a huge margin. When Dominic described his feat, he seemed amused by his own unexpected skills: "I obliterated the record. I smashed it by about twenty seconds." See, maybe the secret to success is just being relaxed, and not caring too much ... or maybe not.

Elsewhere on the show, Monaghan showed how much he doesn't care about cars -- by discussing his ideal vehicle with host Rutledge Wood. Dom's perfect automobile was an absurd combination of impossible traits ... that was more suitable for a fantasy film or TV series (appropriately enough).

Here's how the actor described his ideal car: "I want it to go from a four-seater to a two-seater when I ask it to ... I want the paint to change color ... I want my car to drive me to where I want to go ... I want it to talk to me [and] ask me how my day was." Well -- here, at least, is a hopeless quest worthy of hobbit or a 'Lost' castaway.

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