May 22, 2017

The Twin Peaks revival is bringing a lot of names — both linked to the original and not — to its titular town. But the new name that’s perhaps bringing the most excitement is Laura Dern. While the reunion of Laura Dern and creator David Lynch’s creative talents is cause for celebration, it’s still not known what exactly the collaboration has produced. Lynch, Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, and Dern herself have all been very secretive about who Laura Dern plays in Twin Peaks.

Dern, fresh of a major supporting role in Big Little Lies, is one of many celebrities taking on a role in Twin Peaks but is only one of a few who’s new to Twin Peaks and is also a former David Lynch collaborator. Dern has previously worked with Lynch on his films Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, and Inland Empire, but this marks the first television collaboration between the two. With Lynch and Dern reuniting, chances are that whatever character the actress plays will have a very important role in the events of the revival. Dern could be playing a brand new role that takes Twin Peaks in a new direction, but it’s also possible that Dern could finally be putting a face to a familiar name.

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