David Lynch Drops Laura Palmer Hints in Surprise ‘Twin Peaks’ Talk – Houston Chronicle

David Lynch remained true to form in a surprise appearance to promote “Twin Peaks” Monday, managing to tantalize with rune-like pronouncements that left reporters scratching their heads. “This word ‘expect’ is a magical thing,” the mysterious writer-director behind “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive” and other films told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California, when asked about the new version of his fabled murder mystery “Twin Peaks” that will premiere on Showtime May 21. Showtime decided to bring Lynch out alone to answer questions for 15 minutes, before a panel featuring “Twin Peaks” stars Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Madchen Amick, Robert Forster and Kimmy Robertson. When asked why, despite an enormous cast, some original actors did not return, including Michael Ontkean and Lara Flynn Boyle, Lynch did not offer specifics but indicated that he and those cast members more or less came to a mutual agreement about the project going forward without them. The genesis of the revival came about after his longtime collaborator, writer Mark Frost, sent Lynch a note proposing a return to “Twin Peaks.” When asked about how much TV had changed since the original “Twin Peaks” went off the air in 1991, he again demurred: “I don’t really think about those things.” […] when a reporter wondered if Lynch had thought about the appetite for a “Twin Peaks” revival or was too “in the middle” of that fictional world to consider it, the director replied: “I’m too in the middle – and I don’t go out much.”

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