Mira Sorvino is part of the Uber-themed comedy ‘Stuber’ that opens in movie theaters today. Like many of us, she’s an Uber (UBER) customer in real life, but the Oscar-winning actress confesses that her Uber rating is hardly award-winning.
“I know it's not very good. My daughter said it's really pathetic,” she told Jen Rogers during an interview for Yahoo Finance’s My Three Cents. “I didn't think it was that bad, but I don't actually know the actual figure. But she's like, ‘Oh mom, you have a terrible Uber rating.’”
Uber passengers are rated by their drivers on a scale of 1 to 5. At one time, the company didn’t release passenger ratings, and later made users hunt-and-peck on the app to find them. But now, ratings are on full display.
So exactly what is behind Sorvino’s self-confessed low rating? “It's probably because when I get in, I'll bring food with me, there'll be some crumbs, and I'll try and pick them up and get rid of them,” she said laughing. “I might bring a dog.”
On its site, Uber offers a few tips for getting closer to a 5 star rating: Make sure the driver’s wait time is short by entering the correct pickup location and being ready to go right away, following the golden rule by treating the car and the driver as you’d want to be treated, and practice safe riding by buckling up and not pressuring the driver to break any laws.
And, if all else fails, offer to show off your Oscar.