An oral story about how Laura Palmer’s story started … and ended

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<h2 class = "Screen Atom Screen Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Sheryl Lee, who played the central victim of the show, and Mark Frost, who created the surreal mystery series together with David Lynch, revisit the classic show, from casting to unlikely success to The return“data-reactid =” 32 “> Sheryl Lee, who played the central victim of the show, and Mark Frost, who created the surreal mystery series with David Lynch, revisit the classic show, from casting to unlikely success The return.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Twin summit shouldn’t take a year … let alone 30. When David Lynch and Mark Frost delivered the pilot to ABC for their groundbreaking TV series three decades ago, the network managers were collectively confused. “You were completely amazed,” Frost told Yahoo Entertainment. “I know there were a few people who said, ‘This will kill us. We will be the shame of the television industry. “” Data reactid = “33”>Twin summit shouldn’t take a year … let alone 30. When David Lynch and Mark Frost delivered the pilot to ABC for their groundbreaking TV series three decades ago, the network managers were collectively confused. “You were completely amazed,” Frost told Yahoo Entertainment. “I know there were a few people who said, ‘This will kill us. We will be the shame of the television industry. “

But then something happened that surprised ABC’s top brass players, including a young Bob Iger who was still years away from his legendary tenure at the Walt Disney Company: the test audience was thrilled. “They received such a good response from the pilot that they didn’t expect it,” recalls Frost. “If it hadn’t happened, they probably would never have got it on the air. But it blew their expectations and Bob realized we had something else. At that point, ABC was a distant third place in the ratings, so they actually had nothing to lose and the naysayers were quietly asked to shut up. “

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Even with the approval of the test audience and critical Raves network had none Idea how Twin summit Don’t worry: the show was an instant hit, an experience that Frost now compares to a “Roman candle going out”. The audience couldn’t get enough of the title town in the Pacific Northwest and the tragic secret in the center: who killed Laura Palmer? Sheryl Lee played the victim of the show, whose short life and violent death is the beating heart of Twin summit. “I had no previous film or television experience,” the actress tells us. “It was wonderful for me because I had to learn like a sponge and just soak up everything.” “Data-reactid =” 35 “> Even with the approval of the test audience and critical raves, the network still had no idea how Twin summit Don’t worry: the show was an instant hit, an experience that Frost now compares to a “Roman candle going out”. The audience couldn’t get enough of the title town in the Pacific Northwest and the tragic secret in the center: who killed Laura Palmer? Sheryl Lee played the victim of the show, whose short life and violent death is the beating heart of Twin summit. “I had no previous film or television experience,” the actress tells us. “It was wonderful for me because I had to learn like a sponge just to absorb everything.”

<p class = "Canvas-Atom Canvas-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In separate conversations, Frost and Lee provided a disclosure of the Oral History of the three decades of running the show, from discovering Laura's body in the pilot's opening scenes – one of the most famous sequences in TV history – to the frightening final moments of the 2017 revival series, Twin Peaks: The Return. “data-reactid =” 36 “> In separate conversations, Frost and Lee provided an insightful oral story of the three-decade run of the show, from the discovery of Laura’s body in the pilot’s opening scenes – one of the most famous sequences in TV history – to the frightening final moments of the 2017 revival series, Twin Peaks: The Return.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Sheryl Lee: I lived in Seattle and studied theater. My agent called me David Lynch was in town to do something for television – it was very mysterious – and there was the role of a dead girl he wanted to meet me about. I went and met him and Mark Frost and I was very intimidated but he was so nice and warm. He just spoke to me and calmed me down and told me that I was wrapped in plastic, put in ice-cold water, and painted gray. I said, “It all sounds good!” “Data reactid =” 41 “>Sheryl Lee: I lived in Seattle and studied theater. My agent called me David Lynch was in town to do something for television – it was very mysterious – and there was the role of a dead girl he wanted to meet me about. I went and met him and Mark Frost and I was very intimidated but he was so nice and warm. He just spoke to me and calmed me down and told me that I was wrapped in plastic, put in ice-cold water, and painted gray. I said, “It all sounds good!”

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Mark Frost: I remember when David and I met Sheryl, we had just seen a headshot and were looking for a very special look: the all-American girl next door for whom everyone in the city had feelings. She fit the bill perfectly and had such a wonderful, sweet personality that we both just thought she was perfect. “data-reactid =” 42 “>Mark Frost: I remember when David and I met Sheryl, we had just seen a headshot and were looking for a very special look: the all-American girl next door for whom everyone in the city had feelings. She fit the bill perfectly and had such a wonderful, sweet personality that we both just thought she was perfect.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Lee: When I came to the set, I don’t remember certain conversations as much as the way Mark and David make you feel emotionally welcome and safe. They have such a clear vision and are so kind and warm-hearted. Even though I’m totally introverted by nature, they create a wonderful environment with the other people who hire them. “Data reactid =” 43 “>Lee: When I came to the set, I don’t remember certain conversations as much as the way Mark and David make you feel emotionally welcome and safe. They have such a clear vision and are so kind and warm-hearted. Even though I’m totally introverted by nature, they create a wonderful environment with the other people who hire them.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Frost: If we didn’t shoot the discovery of Laura’s body on the first day, it was definitely one of the first days. And you just knew that this first scene would come together if it came together. We wanted to get started right away – that’s what ignites the fuse, and that seemed like the best way to start the story. “data-reactid =” 44 “>Frost: If we didn’t shoot the discovery of Laura’s body on the first day, it was definitely one of the first days. And you just knew that this first scene would come together if it came together. We wanted to get started right away – that’s what ignites the fuse, and that seemed like the best way to start the story.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Lee: I remember it was a full day shoot. I was actually wrapped up, so people had to carry me to the stopping area to unpack and move. But David is such an artist and was really involved in the picture that was created, whether it was folding the plastic or putting the grains of sand on my face. He is literally an artist in all of these different media, and they all come together in this really beautiful way. For myself, I knew that I had to go into the deepest state of relaxation – almost like meditation. I knew I had to slow down my system because the camera is looking at you so you don’t want to fidget or breathe too quickly. I only really worked on my state of being or not-being! “Data reactid =” 45 “>Lee: I remember it was a full day shoot. I was actually wrapped up, so people had to carry me to the stopping area to unpack and move. But David is such an artist and was really involved in the picture that was created, whether it was folding the plastic or putting the grains of sand on my face. He is literally an artist in all of these different media, and they all come together in this really beautiful way. For myself, I knew that I had to go into the deepest state of relaxation – almost like meditation. I knew I had to slow down my system because the camera is looking at you so you don’t want to fidget or breathe too quickly. I really worked on my state of being or not being!

Sheryl Lee remembers how director David Lynch carefully arranged the grains of sand on Laura Palmer's face (Photo: Spelling Entertainment / courtesy of the Everett Collection)
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Sheryl Lee remembers how director David Lynch carefully arranged the grains of sand on Laura Palmer’s face (Photo: Spelling Entertainment / courtesy of the Everett Collection)

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Frost: We had written all the seasons of the first season before we started shooting. It was a special situation: ABC instructed the pilot, but they kept delaying when they wanted to broadcast it. They received such a good response that they did not really expect the pilot during the test demonstrations and decided: “Okay, let’s go ahead and let them work everything out.” So we could shoot the next seven episodes with the luxury, all of us in front of us to have. It was easier for me to record all the narratives and make all the connections between characters, actions and storylines and to concretize one of the largest ensemble castes that anyone had ever seen on a network show. We had 35 to 50 people we worked with as part of the story, which required a lot of planning and foresight. Doing all of this before we rolled cameras in Episode 2 was a huge advantage. “data-reactid =” 68 “>Frost: We had written all the seasons of the first season before we started shooting. It was a special situation: ABC instructed the pilot, but they kept delaying when they wanted to broadcast it. They received such a good response that they did not really expect the pilot during the test demonstrations and decided: “Okay, let’s go ahead and let them work everything out.” So we could shoot the next seven episodes with the luxury, all of us in front of us to have. It was easier for me to record all the narratives and make all the connections between characters, actions and storylines and to concretize one of the largest ensemble castes that anyone had ever seen on a network show. We had 35 to 50 people we worked with as part of the story, which required a lot of planning and foresight. Doing all of this before we rolled cameras in Episode 2 was a huge advantage.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Lee: When they finished shooting the pilot [in Washington]They went back to LA. My character was dead, so I stayed in Seattle to play theater. Months later, David called me about the possibility of moving to LA. Even then, he didn’t say anything specific about my role: he just talked to me about getting more involved in the show. At that point, I said, “I will say yes to anything he asks me to work on.” He let it develop naturally and organically. “data-reactid =” 69 “>Lee: When they finished shooting the pilot [in Washington]They went back to LA. My character was dead, so I stayed in Seattle to play theater. Months later, David called me about the possibility of moving to LA. Even then, he didn’t say anything specific about my role: he just talked to me about getting more involved in the show. At that point, I said, “I will say yes to anything he asks me to work on.” He let it develop naturally and organically.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Frost: The Red Room came about because our foreign distributor when David made the pilot wanted a closed end that they could release as a feature in Europe if the show wasn’t picked up for a series. So it was this scene that led to Bob’s discovery of the phrase “fire run with me” and the first time we saw Little Mike. We wrote the sequence in the second episode, and David’s visualization became one of the most famous images in television history. “data-reactid =” 70 “>Frost: The Red Room came about because our foreign distributor when David made the pilot wanted a closed end that they could release as a feature in Europe if the show wasn’t picked up for a series. So it was this scene that led to Bob’s discovery of the phrase “fire run with me” and the first time we saw Little Mike. We wrote the sequence in the second episode, and David’s visualization became one of the most iconic images in television history.

Michael J. Anderson and Kyle MacLachlan in the legendary Red Room in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” (Photo: New Line / Courtesy of the Everett Collection)

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Lee: I love the creative challenge of working in the red room. It is completely different from any other set. It’s almost like leaving the logical part of my brain on the door when I go on the set behind these curtains. In a way, it’s like working in a dream world where time and logic stretch. It’s like working honestly in another dimension and doing everything we do there. When I think it over, I come in my own way. That’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned from David: staying present as an artist and actress at the moment and how that opens the door to opportunities. “data-reactid =” 91 “>Lee: I love the creative challenge of working in the red room. It is completely different from any other set. It’s almost like leaving the logical part of my brain on the door when I go on the set behind these curtains. In a way, it’s like working in a dream world where time and logic stretch. It’s like working honestly in another dimension and doing everything we do there. When I think it over, I come in my own way. That’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned from David: staying present as an artist and actress at the moment and how that opens the door to opportunities.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Frost: I can’t remember the origins of the “But sometimes my arms bend back” line. It could have been an indication that there was a statue in the room that had no arms. Or it could be an indication of something that happened to her before she died – that her arms were bent back because she was actually kidnapped or injured. There were several ways to think about it, but we didn’t want to say that it was only one at the expense of everyone else. The whole dialogue was written: David wanted to incorporate a certain number of puzzles into the scene, but all of this was based on a logic that we never really talked about. We just wanted people to experience it and discover each other. We have found that for an audience – or at least for our audience – it is more fun if you don’t hit it over the head and let it be part of the process. “data-reactid =” 92 “>Frost: I can’t remember the origins of the “But sometimes my arms bend back” line. It could have been an indication that there was a statue in the room that had no arms. Or it could be an indication of something that happened to her before she died – that her arms were bent back because she was actually kidnapped or injured. There were several ways to think about it, but we didn’t want to say that it was only one at the expense of everyone else. The whole dialogue was written: David wanted to incorporate a certain number of puzzles into the scene, but all of this was based on a logic that we never really talked about. We just wanted people to experience it and discover each other. We have found that for an audience – or at least for our audience – it is more fun if you don’t hit it over the head and let it be part of the process.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Lee: When I originally started the show, I was 20 or 21 years old and lived in Laura’s story to play it. As I got older, fans who had survived sexual abuse or incest shared their stories with me about the effects or connection Laura’s character had on them. Even though I knew that this was their story, I first realized how it affected the culture. That is the part that means the most to me. Thirty years later, statistics on how often this happens in real life don’t decrease. So what can we do? What can we all do Because it is necessary that we all change and heal this and protect the innocent. I give Mark and David such incredible respect for writing that nobody else has. Back then they dared to tell such a story and started a conversation. “Data reactid =” 93 “>Lee: When I originally started the show, I was 20 or 21 years old and lived in Laura’s story to play it. As I got older, fans who had survived sexual abuse or incest shared their stories with me about the effects or connection Laura’s character had on them. Even though I knew that this was their story, I first realized how it affected the culture. That is the part that means the most to me. Thirty years later, statistics on how often this happens in real life don’t decrease. So what can we do? What can we all do Because it is necessary that we all change and heal this and protect the innocent. I give Mark and David such incredible respect for writing that nobody else has. Back then they dared to tell such a story and started a conversation.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Frost: Twin summit is the story of a terrible tragedy that happens all too often and was not really portrayed that way on network television. We didn’t tell it [ABC] what it was originally because they probably would have killed it right away if they knew what was actually going on. But these were adult issues, and these were real events, and they had a tremendous impact on people’s lives. So it affected everything: it affected performance, it affected the intensity and the feeling that it created. In this pilot, too, the intense feeling of grief that dominates the first half hour is quite haunting. You are drawn into a world where all these people are staggering, in pain and confusion and people just want to go there. They wanted to know what happened, they wanted to see how it would solve, and they wanted to follow the puzzle. So we just made sure the mystery was full of twists, dark secrets and ended up being very real and tragic. “Data reactid =” 94 “>Frost: Twin summit is the story of a terrible tragedy that happens all too often and was not really portrayed that way on network television. We didn’t tell it [ABC] what it was originally because they probably would have killed it right away if they knew what was actually going on. But these were adult issues, and these were real events, and they had a tremendous impact on people’s lives. So it affected everything: it affected performance, it affected the intensity and the feeling that it created. In this pilot, too, the intense feeling of grief that dominates the first half hour is quite haunting. You are drawn into a world where all these people are staggering, in pain and confusion and people just want to go there. They wanted to know what happened, they wanted to see how it would solve, and they wanted to follow the puzzle. So we just made sure the mystery was full of twists, dark secrets and ended up being very real and tragic.

With season 2, after solving the puzzle – which none of us wanted, but the network insisted – we had to jump on a completely different idea, which took some time to set up. We did not have the luxury of opening that we had at the beginning of Laura’s death that triggered everything. And then what really hurt us withheld us six out of eight weeks when the Gulf War started. Every night, all the reporters who were watching bombs falling in Baghdad were watching, and this was not a show that benefited from people not seeing them for six weeks. But I don’t think people can argue about the show in the first half of season two. The first nine are incredibly strong and have built up an intensity and strength that I think really worked. I always felt these things would be reevaluated when enough time passed, and it was. I think people now see it as a continuum rather than an aberration.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Lee: Make the film Firewalk with mewas a great relief because I felt Laura had something to say that she hadn’t been able to say. I don’t know how to explain it differently, and I am very grateful that David gave her the opportunity to share her story in this way. There was a deep relief from “OK, she can have her voice heard.” “data-reactid =” 96 “>Lee: Make the film Firewalk with mewas a great relief because I felt Laura had something to say that she hadn’t been able to say. I don’t know how to explain it differently, and I am very grateful that David gave her the opportunity to share her story in this way. There was a deep relief from “OK, she can have her voice heard.”

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Frost: I was not involved Firewalk with mebecause I made a film[1992[1992’s[1992[1992’sStoryville]]me myself at the time. So I said to David, “Go on.” He was basically going to adjust Laura Palmer’s diarythat Jennifer Lynch wrote under my guidance from the point of view of storytelling. That was really rich source material, and David said, “Look, I want to go back and tell the story.” I said, “My instinct would be to go ahead and tell the story where we left off, but if you want to do that, just keep going.” There he made the film while I was shooting mine. “data-reactid =” 97 “>Frost: I was not involved Firewalk with mebecause I made a film[1992[1992’s[1992[1992’sStoryville]]me myself at the time. So I said to David, “Go on.” He was basically going to adjust Laura Palmer’s diarythat Jennifer Lynch wrote under my guidance from the point of view of storytelling. That was really rich source material, and David said, “Look, I want to go back and tell the story.” I said, “My instinct would be to go ahead and tell the story where we left off, but if you want to do that, just keep going.” There he made the film while I was shooting mine.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Lee: I heard a few rumors [about a revival] and thought it was just a joke. Then another actor wrote to me that this was not a rumor. I reached for David and said, “Is it true?” At first I didn’t assume that I would be part of it, and then I didn’t assume that I would be Laura again. I learned from working with him not to make any assumptions! “data-reactid =” 98 “>Lee: I heard a few rumors [about a revival] and thought it was just a joke. Then another actor wrote to me that this was not a rumor. I reached for David and said, “Is it true?” At first I didn’t assume that I would be part of it, and then I didn’t assume that I would be Laura again. I learned from working with him not to make any assumptions!

Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee in the last episode of 'Twin Peaks: The Return' (Photo: Suzanne Tenner / © Showtime / courtesy of the Everett Collection)Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee in the last episode of 'Twin Peaks: The Return' (Photo: Suzanne Tenner / © Showtime / courtesy of the Everett Collection)

Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee in the last episode of ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ (Photo: Suzanne Tenner / © Showtime / courtesy of the Everett Collection)

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Frost: I contacted David first The return in 2012, but we didn’t tell anyone – not even our women. We talked about it for almost a year without writing a word, and then we felt like we were ready to put things on paper. We wrote the first two hours in early 2014 and showed Showtime. Then we went on our way. We didn’t write episodes: We wrote a long script and said, “It will take as long as it needs to be.” The last thing we wanted to do was make our version of The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island. That would be the worst case. The return had to be his own thing: it had to be uncompromising and much more modern in intent and feeling, while also respecting the past. “data-reactid =” 119 “>Frost: I contacted David first The return in 2012, but we didn’t tell anyone – not even our women. We talked about it for almost a year without writing a word, and then we felt like we were ready to put things on paper. We wrote the first two hours in early 2014 and showed Showtime. Then we went on our way. We didn’t write episodes: We wrote a long script and said, “It will take as long as it needs to be.” The last thing we wanted to do was make our version of The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island. That would be the worst case. The return had to be his own thing: it had to be uncompromising and much more modern in intent and feeling, while also respecting the past.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Lee: I don’t want to say too much about the last scene because I want fans to be free to have their own theories. I will say that shooting this scene was really trippy and chilled. It was the middle of the night in front of this house all these years later, and the ambience was such a big part of that scene. I will never forget how I felt when Agent Cooper said, “What year is it?” I haven’t heard anything about whether they’ll be more or not. I wish there was something, but I’m not holding my breath. “data-reactid =” 120 “>Lee: I don’t want to say too much about the last scene because I want fans to be free to have their own theories. I will say that shooting this scene was really trippy and chilled. It was the middle of the night in front of this house all these years later, and the ambience was such a big part of that scene. I will never forget how I felt when Agent Cooper said, “What year is it?” I haven’t heard anything about whether they’ll be more or not. I wish there was something, but I’m not holding my breath.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Frost: It felt like the right place to end it, since Cooper had defied the rules to try to exaggerate a terrible injustice but ended up paying a terrible price in the end. In terms of doing more Twin summit, I never say never. Who would have expected us to come back if we did? That being said, I think The return stands really effective for itself and we just have to wait and see. “data-reactid =” 121 “>Frost: It felt like the right place to end it, since Cooper had defied the rules to try to exaggerate a terrible injustice but ended up paying a terrible price in the end. In terms of doing more Twin summit, I never say never. Who would have expected us to come back if we did? That being said, I think The return steht wirklich effektiv für sich und wir müssen nur abwarten und sehen.

<p class = "Artboard-Atom Artboard-Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Die ersten beiden Jahreszeiten von Zwillingsgipfel streamen derzeit auf Netflix und Hulu;; Twin Peaks: Die Rückkehr ist verfügbar am Hulu mit einem Showtime-Add-On. “data-reactid =” 122 “>Die ersten beiden Jahreszeiten von Zwillingsgipfel streamen derzeit auf Netflix und Hulu;; Twin Peaks: Die Rückkehr ist verfügbar am Hulu mit einem Showtime-Add-On.

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