First Look: Twin Peaks Actor Carel Struycken Rehearses His Lines In Reverse Using iPhone App (Video)

Ever since Episode 2’s legendary ending aired in 1990, the “oddly reverberating” voices as heard in the Red Room have become synonymous with Twin Peaks. There hasn’t been a Twin Peaks spoof without them. And sure enough, in 2017, we got a whole lot more of them. And not just in the Red Room.

Back in the ’90s, as the story goes, a prompter hid behind the vintage seats and whispered the backwards lines for the actors to repeat. (Ever noticed how Michael J. Anderson and Sheryl Lee seem to take some time to ‘listen’ after they say something?) When filming the new series, the process of rehearsing phonetically reversed sentences became much easier thanks to a simple iPhone app used on the Red Room and Fireman’s Home by the Sea sets by script supervisor, Cori Glazer. Welcome to Twin Peaks can exclusively reveal that handy app was Reverse talk by Proctele AB.

In this clip from Richard Beymer’s “Behind the Red Curtain” featurette, which is exclusive to the Blu-ray set, you see Carel Struycken (the Fireman formerly known as the Giant) rehearse the line “Do you remember…” with the script supervisor. As you know, this exact line did not make it into the series. Instead, in the very first new scene, the Fireman tells Dale Cooper “Remember 4 3 0.” Does that mean David Lynch adjusted the dialogue on the spot? We may find out on December 5 when the new Twin Peaks Blu-ray comes out.

UPDATE: Turns out it is a deleted scene indeed.

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First look at Richard Beymer’s “Behind the Red Curtain” with Carel Struycken

Can you spot the other Twin Peaks cast member in this video?