Kristen Wiig Shares Her Asheville Experience on the Late Show with David Letterman

 Asheville NC
Fresh off of filming the movie Untitled Armored Car Project with cast mates Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig shared her Asheville experience on the Late Show with David Letterman recently. She chatted with Letterman about her time in the "little hippie town, where people who used to follow the Grateful Dead have moved there… to die.” (Yes, yes, we told you that Asheville is a little quirky.)
Kristen also gives us the inside scoop on her Asheville salt spa and sensory deprivation experiences. She told Letterman that she spent some time meditating in Asheville’s salt cave and indulged herself in a sensory deprivation tank. Twice. What did she think? Well, she described the pitch blackness of the cave as a bit daunting, the body-temperature salt water quite soothing, and the absolute silence that surrounded her a bit eerie. Though she admits it was a bit scary at first, apparently she loved it since the usual hour session turned into an hour and 45 minutes. Then she came back and did it again, touting the relaxing effects and her oh-so-soft skin. She only had a slight fear of falling asleep and drowning in her newly found Zen-like state of being.

After filming was completed, it was a bit of a culture shock transitioning from her summer in Asheville back to the Big Apple. "You know that movie Nell with Jodie Foster, when she comes out of the forest? I felt like that in New York,” Kristen laughingly explained.   

Untitled Armored Car Project was filmed mostly in the River Arts District of downtown Asheville and is set for release in August of 2015. It’s based on the $17.3 million cash robbery of the regional vault of Loomis Fargo & Company in Charlotte, NC, in 1997. Be sure to check it out on the big screen next summer!

In addition to the meditative calm of the salt caves and the rejuvenation of the sensory deprivation tank experiences, Kristen also loved Asheville’s area restaurants, downtown drum circles and hippie mountain-town vibe. Would you like to hear more about what Kristen Wiig said about her summer in Asheville? You can view the full interview here:

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