WELCOME TO TWIN PEAKS | Fanning the fire, one (b)log at a time | And there's always David Lynch in the air...
“Diane... Entering the town of Twin Peaks.”

David Letterman’s Twin Peaks Interviews: Kyle MacLachlan, Dana Ashbrook, Kimmy Robertson, Russ Tamblyn, James Marshall And David Lynch

Watch David Letterman's interviews with Dana Ashbrook, Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, James Marshall, Kimmy Robertson and David Lynch while Twin Peaks was still on the air.
This post was published a while ago. Please keep its age in mind and if you find any errors, feel free to comment.

David Letterman: Twin Peaks cast interviews

In honor of legendary TV host David Letterman‘s farewell to Late Show, here are nearly all the early ’90s interviews he did with the cast members Dana Ashbrook, Kyle MacLachlan, James Marshall, Kimmy Robertson and co-creator David Lynch while Twin Peaks was still on the air, or in promotion of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

UPDATE: The missing interviews with Russ Tamblyn and Kimmy Robertson have been added thanks to Chevy!

Dana Ashbrook on David Letterman (May 4, 1990)

“Letterman was my first trip to New York. I was 22, got out at 30 Rockefeller center and looked up and almost fell backwards because it was so high. The limo driver stopped me from falling and I felt like such a country bumpkin.”
Dana Ashbrook

Kyle MacLachlan on David Letterman (June 20, 1990)

“Where were you February 24th?”
—Kyle MacLachlan to David Letterman (who suspects Dale Cooper killed Laura Palmer)

Here’s an interesting bit. The interview aired after the first season finale in which Dale Cooper takes “three in the chest.

David Letterman: Are you dead? […] You know you’re coming back.

Kyle MacLachlan: I have a pretty good chance. Five years contract. Very good chance.

Russ Tamblyn (August 2, 1990)

David Letterman: The new fall season begins, I guess, in about a month. (…) Are they gonna continue the same thing? Are we gonna try and find out who killed this poor girl?

Russ Tamblyn: I guess they’re gonna find out, but nobody knows. Not even David Lynch’s son.

Kimmy Robertson (October 25, 1990)

Unsurprisingly, the most hilarious of them all. Just a few quotes:

“They give us fake scripts now. Sometimes they film the scene more than once. (…) But they probably don’t use real film… Never mind, Bob [Iger], that was a joke!”
—Kimmy Robertson

“It’s like the Lucy, Andy & Dick Show. And everybody else is on the regular show, Twin Peaks.”
—Kimmy Robertson

“Sometimes at wrap parties, he’ll let me put my fingers through it.”
—Kimmy Robertson on David Lynch’s hair

Lara Flynn Boyle (1990)

David Lynch (February 27, 1991)

David Letterman: It seems like it might be the kind of show that would have a limited run and then would become a classic forever.

David Lynch: That’s OK too. If it has to end, that’s alright. But if it doesn’t have to end, that’s even better.

A backup, just in case.

Kimmy Robertson (March 22, 1991)

“I was hoping that the dance would be too strenuous for Lucy and she might lose the baby, so I don’t have to wear one of those pillows for 10 years!”
—Kimmy Robertson

James Marshall on David Letterman (August 28, 1992)

James Marshall: Basically my deal is to, like I did on the show, brood and kiss [Laura Palmer].

David Letterman: Good gig!

Bonus: Joan Chen on David Letterman (1988)

This interview dates from before she was cast as Josie Packard in Twin Peaks.

“I think they cut out my foot being sucked… by a woman.”
—A 28-year-old Joan Chen about her hit movie The Last Emperor.

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.

What's your response to this?

1 comment

  1. Plums says:

    Retired, gap-tooted fornicator Dave Letterman, there.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Other gum you may like...

WELCOME TO TWIN PEAKS | Fanning the fire, one (b)log at a time | And there's always David Lynch in the air...
// Put this code snippet inside script tag

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

Shopping cart0
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping

Subscribe for free

Join the I've Got Good Newsletter by Welcome to Twin Peaks. No spam! No Judy!

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.