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Why Scott Bakula Is the Perfect Lead for 'NCIS: New Orleans'

by Raphael Chestang 4:59 PM PDT, August 26, 2016
Playing Why Scott Bakula Is the Perfect Lead for 'NCIS: New Orleans'

ET headed to the Big Easy, digging up some NCIS: New Orleans show secrets from star Scott Bakula.

"New Orleans has got style," Bakula told ET's Kevin Frazier. "You're walking by and there's a guy riding in a carriage, and he's got a purple suit on from head to toe, and you're like, 'Yup!' He's working it too."

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The show captures that style by shooting on location, soaking up as much authenticity as it can.

"It's fun," the Golden Globe winner said. "This exterior exists on a street in New Orleans, and we go and we shoot outside there."

Still, the production team had to recreate some of the locations inside a soundstage in case of unfavorable weather. Frazier got a taste of a Louisiana storm when thunder struck during his set visit.

"For people in L.A., [that sound] comes with rain," Bakula joked. "When there's rain, it comes from the sky."

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The 61-year-old Missouri native feels right at home, despite the storms. As a talented piano player and a restaurant connoisseur, Bakula's personality seems to be a perfect fit for the city.

"I love it," Bakula said. "I love it!"

The new season of NCIS: New Orleans premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c on CBS.

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