David Lynch is the surreal deal, say 'Twin Peaks' cast
The cast of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" revival show gushed Friday about how much they loved working with the enigmatic filmmaker-and revealed some secrets about his unique directing process. Kyle MacLachlan, Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Matthew Lillard and several others were joined for a panel on the surreal Showtime series by moderator Damon Lindelof, the showrunner for ABC's "Lost," at San Diego Comic-Con. All agreed that of all the questions they receive about the show from "Twin Peaks" fans and the media, they were most frequently asked what it was like to work with Lynch.
"He has this incredible sense of joy about him... He has this peace about him that is unlike anything I've ever experienced, and he has a vision of what he wants," Lillard said. "He's a fantastic human being." Lynch's famously surreal noir soap opera about murder in small-town America returned in May after 26 years away, for a new 18-episode run in perhaps the most eagerly anticipated television event of the year. Watts, who begged to be on the revival after starring in Lynch's 2001 neo-noir mystery "Mulholland Drive," confessed to still getting a little star-struck around him.
"You just kind of want to please him in everything you do," she said, before becoming slightly flushed and clarifying: "On set!" "He creates an incredibly imaginative world. It's so original and you just want to join that world at whatever cost," she added. "His belief in his process and his vision and his point of view is so profound and focused, and he inspires me that way because he follows this dream in his mind," added MacLachlan. "I find that inspirational in my life, to go after the thing I believe in the strongest."