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This week on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Sharon, Nick, Michael, Adam and Phyllis hit the Big Easy when the would-be future Mrs. Newman follows her ex to Louisiana. In their off hours, Y&R cast members Sharon Case (Sharon), Joshua Morrow (Nick), Michael Muhney (Adam) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) had a built-in tour guide thanks to New Orleans native Christian Jules LeBlanc (Michael). Thanks to some proper planning, the cast and crew were able to take in the sights of the historic city.
"When you see your hometown through other people's eyes, it's amazing," marvels LeBlanc. "It was a blast. I had a ball. The whole shoot was the perfect combination of cast and crew and patience and people who loved food and the city."
Prior to the show's taping, LeBlanc participated in a breast cancer run in Thibodaux, one of many charity events that the stars participated in while in Louisiana for the location shoot. "Michael, Josh, Michelle and Sharon were all great," LeBlanc praises. "It was great to help out where we could."
In addition to taking his colleagues to the Crescent City's typical tourist attractions, LeBlanc made sure that some good eats were had by all! The actor shared his love for mom-and-pop restaurants. "We went out to the lakefront to a wonderful place called R&O's. The 'O' is for Miss Ora," he explains, adding that he ordered the house specialty of French fries and brie for everyone. LeBlanc had no sooner turned around from greeting Miss Ora then he discovered that his pals had completely devoured the delicious dish! "I was never so proud of my Y&R brethren," he jokes.