Piper Laurie on 'Twin Peaks' revival: 'I have no idea why I haven't been called back'

By Marilyn Malara  |  May 5, 2016 at 7:35 AM
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WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Actress Piper Laurie is unaware of the reason why she was not called back to appear on David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival, but suspects it has to do with the storyline.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Laurie, 84, said she "made it very clear" to director Lynch she wanted to return to the show and that she was "surprised" he didn't ask.

"I did send a note to David that I would be delighted to return, but I think most of the material that I was in on the original didn't really involve the darker aspects of the show, and I can guess maybe that's where David and Mark Frost are going, but I really don't know," Laurie said. "My character was more on the silly, comic, fun side."

A three-time Oscar nominee, Laurie played Catherine Martell in the original Twin Peaks series but was not included on the recently released list of the show's full cast.

Others missing from the list who appeared in the original series included Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Ontkean and Joan Chen, among others.

Although Chen's character died in the original series, a source told Entertainment Weekly Lynch and Mark Frost attempted to bring her back.

"She was not asked to return. Lynch couldn't find something for her or Piper Laurie that would make sense," a source told the outlet.

Last month's release of the full cast list saw the likes of David Duchovny, Ashley Judd, Tim Roth, Eddie Vedder, Trent Reznor, Tom Sizemore and Harry Dean Stanton. Newcomers include Michael Cera, Laura Dern and Naomi Watts.

Principal photography has reportedly concluded on the Twin Peaks limited series, and will appear on Showtime next year.

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