Four of the eight cast members were at the Real World DC premiere party last night: Ashley, Callie, Emily and Ty. Since the Real Worlders lived in the neighborhood at 20th and S NW and a lot of filming for the 12 episodes was in the area, we wanted to find out what they thought of the Dupont–Logan–U Street area.
Ashley (top row, far left): “I liked DC Coast and McFadden’s a lot. It was great living in a place where everyone is so politically attuned and have such strong opinions… and love talking politics. I have lived in urban areas before so living downtown was not really new to me.”
Callie (top row, far right): “I fell in love with Busboys & Poets. I loved the poetry slams and their menu… since I am exploring vegetarianism… I liked being able to walk everywhere in the neighborhood, that was new for me.”
Emily (center row in middle): “Dogs! There are so many dogs in the Dupont area. There was a Newfoundland named Moose that I just loved… I like Banana Leaves [restaurant] a lot… And I loved walking to work.”
Ty (center row, far right): “The diversity of the area, in all ways. And I had never known many gay people, so living in the area changed me and made me think about gay rights and how they are everyone’s rights. Now I wear an [HRC] equality bracelet… We ate at Buca de Beppo a lot, it was close to the house.”