Sheryl Lee & Brenda E. Mathers photographed by Richard Beymer.
Lynch is also known for inventing on the fly, directing his actors to do things that just spring to mind while watching them perform or embracing mistakes or accidents that happen while film is rolling. One example: the end of episode 3, when Cooper awakens from a dream of The Black Lodge and calls Sheriff Truman to inform him that he’s learned who killed Laura. Toward the end of the short conversation, Cooper begins to hear anew the wailing sax of the jazzy music that suffused his dream. “As I reach for the phone, a little piece of my hair is sticking straight up, which wasn’t supposed to happen, but David liked that and kept it,” says MacLachlan. “And then, as I’m sitting on the edge of the bed, David has the music playing, and he tells me, ‘Okay, Kayle, I want you to start snapping your fingers,’ and so I just start snapping my fingers to the music. Always expect the unexpected with David.” (Fun Fact: ‘Kayle’ wasn’t a typo; that’s Lynch’s nickname for MacLachlan.)
Kyle MacLachlan and Geri Keams who played Irene Littlehorse the realtor for Dead Dog Farm season 2 of Twin Peaks