Video: Kristen Wiig talks Asheville on Letterman

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:


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4 thoughts on “Video: Kristen Wiig talks Asheville on Letterman

  1. Corey Costanzo

    This is so awesome for Asheville!
    We enjoyed having Kristen at here Still Point Wellness, what fun that she shared her floating experience!
    If you’re interested, check out our website … or better yet, visit us for our Grand Opening celebration on Sept 26!

    • Margaret Williams

      Thanks for noting the link problem, Avl H8r. That was a coding problem — easily fixed.

  2. I was fortunate enough to be on set with them for 8 days. Including a couple days with my Italian Greyhound. I also had fun with some of the talent and crew that loved hanging out in Asheville at some downtown late night spots. This movie will be insanely funny.

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