Fresh from spending much of the summer in Asheville, actress Kristen Wiig spent most of her Sept. 3 segment with David Letterman talking about her experiences in the city. She painted a funny picture for the national audience, describing Asheville as “a little kind of hippie town” where “people who used to follow the Grateful Dead have moved … to die.”
She went on to tout the area’s restaurants, drum circle, salt caves and an experience she had in a local sensory deprivation tank.
“I loved it,” she said of the town. But her recent transition back to the big city life in New York City was rough, she said.
“It was definitely a culture shock when I came back to New York. You know that movie Nell with Jodie Foster, when she comes out of the forest? I felt like that in New York,” she said.
Wiig was in Asheville along with Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson this summer to work on a bank heist film. Watch her Letterman interview here: