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Django Actress Greases the Poles for Mardi Gras Tradition

Actress Laura Cayotte from the movie Django Unchained participates in the Mardi Gras tradition of greasing the poles in the French Quarter. The grease is supposed to discourage people from climbing up the poles during Mardi Gras.

“This is one of my favorite things because it’s an ‘Only in New Orleans’ kind of thing,” Laura told WGNO News. “There are so many things that are only in New Orleans, but this is very much an ‘Only in New Orleans’ type of event. I really, really love this thing.”

“I’m so proud of Django Unchained,” she said when we asked about her most recent movie. “It’s number one in the world three weeks in a row and it’s Tarantino’s most successful film to date. And I think it’s so much more than the monetary value. I think it’s a terrific movie for starting a discussion that’s probably well overdue.”