David Lynch Misses Peggy Lipton Like Crazy: “Such A Beautiful Soul, Face, And Being”

David Lynch thinks Big Ed is the one really suffering right now.

During a Q&A with Justin Theroux and David Lynch (over Skype) following a screening of Mulholland Drive in benefit of the David Lynch Foundation, DLF’s Jonathan Cohen asked the filmmaker to share some thoughts on the recent passing of Peggy Lipton. It was the first time David Lynch spoke in public on the matter and here’s what he shared with the audience at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg.

See also: Her Twin Peaks Family Responds To Peggy Lipton’s Death

David Lynch talks about Peggy Lipton (May 18, 2019)

“Well, we lost a lot of people from this last 18 hours of Twin Peaks. It’s so fortunate we worked when we did. Peggy … such a gracious, caring, loving person. And she was a perfect Norma in the Double R Diner … If you see the relationship between Norma and Shelly, you sort of see my idea of Peggy. Just filled with love and caring. Such a beautiful soul, and face and being. She was just fantastic to work with.”

David Lynch continued: “Everybody has this experience, suddenly, when someone’s gone, you just wish that you had gone over to visit them and spend some time with them before this happened, but it’s too late. That’s the way I feel about Peggy. I miss her like crazy but there’s nothing we can do. She’s gone. It’s just a beautiful memory.”

Commenting on her final scene with Everett McGill, David Lynch added:

“How beautiful is that? It’s so important. I think Big Ed is the one really suffering right now. It was so beautiful for them to finally united and Nadine be happy about it too. It was perfect.”

Big Ed and Norma

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Written by Pieter Dom

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


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  1. I’ve been bobsessed with Twin Peaks since the beginning. A huge part of my life. David Lynch is not only a genius, but a wonderful man. I love everything about Twin Peaks!

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