New Orleans "desolate"?



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Somehow we missed this ... at the press junket for The Green Lantern last month, an unidentified reporter asked star Ryan Reynolds and co-star Blake Lively how they managed to hold up while shooting the movie in such a "desolate" location ...

Ryan and Blake, you guys were in Louisiana, which were pretty desolate where you were filming. So could you tell me what you guys did in your spare time? I know Blake, you did a lot of baking.

Ryan Reynolds: First off, let me defend New Orleans as far from a desolate place. New Orleans is one of the most exciting, incredible communities in the world. There’s such a rich culture and history, and there are innumerable things to do. It was actually the exact worst place you want to bring a bunch of never-do-well actors to shoot a big-budget movie.

Thankfully, everybody reeled it in and kept it contained. For me, any time you step outside of your house in New Orleans, you’re going to see something incredible. You’re going to hear some of the best jazz music, eat some of the best food, and see some of the best entertainment in the world. That’s a city that keeps getting knocked down, but they just keep getting back up. There’s a real spirit there that amazes me to this day.

Blake Lively: I agree. You could spend your life trying to uncover all the treasures in New Orleans and not even scratch the surface. It’s such an amazing, amazing place. We were working a lot, but I still managed to bake an unbelievable amount of treats, and eat my way through New Orleans.

"Desolate"? Distracting, maybe even degenerate, but desolate??!

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