James Earl Jones arrived at Monday’s cast party for “Driving Miss Daisy” in high style, rolling up the red carpet at the Plaza Hotel in a classic Packard — the same car his character Hoke Coleburn drives for Vanessa Redgrave’s Daisy Werthan.
Asked what kind of car Hoke would want to drive today, Jones didn’t miss a beat: “A Cadillac! It’s a well-made car — a good-running car.”
David Esbjornson begged to differ. “I think he’d have to be concerned with mileage, wouldn’t he?” the Broadway helmer wondered aloud. “So I’d say a Prius.”