David Lynch’s Casting Process for ‘Twin Peaks’ is Pretty Damn Amazing

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David Lynch is a creative genius. But his off the wall approach to filmmaking is what helps make him one of the greatest filmmakers in the world. But, according to reports, David Lynch’s casting process for Twin Peaks was so secretive, not even the actors knew what was happening.

Comedian/actor Brent Gelman shared with IndieWire what its as like to be cast in the Showtime reboot of Twin Peaks.

“I didn’t know what that meant,” said Gelman. “I don’t know what Mr. Lynch’s process was. I’d be too intimated to ask him.”

Apparently, Lynch went to great lengths were taken to keep details under the wraps. Part of the casting process included destroying all trace of what made it to the page.

A few days before the shoot, Gelman received a physical copy of the script that only contained pages with his scenes (so far, he has only appeared in two episodes). “It was so intense,” Gelman recalled. The script contained a note emphasizing the confidentiality of the material. “It said not to share anything about your scenes and not to tell anyone you’re involved,” he said. He was required to return the material to a producer after the shoot so they could be destroyed. “That was cool,” Gelman said with a laugh.

Twin Peaks continues is return season Sundays on Showtime.

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