David Lynch Sure Knows How To Pick ‘Em! About That Unlisted, Old Lady In The Twin Peaks Teaser

Eyes popped and jaws dropped when Showtime dropped the fresh blood revealing Twin Peaks teaser yesterday. 

New cast members like Madeline Zima and Ben Rosenfield weren’t difficult to recognize, but one creepy apparition that took a while to identify was the old lady with the scrunched up face. Probably because she is NOT part of the official Twin Peaks cast list published last year. So who knows who else we’re going to see?

And no, Damon Lindelof. It is not Laura Dern with heavy makeup.

Now, Kathleen Deming is her name, and it is night. Don’t go any further with it. But if you do… you’ll discover videos like this.

David Lynch sure knows how to pick ’em!

Kathleen "Kate" DemingKathleen —no known relationship to Twin Peaks DoP, Peter Deming— is a professional actor born in Maine who recorded the above clip as her audition for Seekae’s 2016 “Turbine Blue” video. What her role in the new Twin Peaks will be is yet unknown, but feel free to speculate in the comments.

UPDATE: Kathleen plays a character name Buella in Part 1.

Written by Pieter Dom

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


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  1. I think, she is the daughter of Carl Rodd and Ingrid Brucato.

    We will discover, that Kathleen Deming plays the stepmother of Laura Palmers secret son, played by Ben Rosenfield, who was raised in the trailerpark of Dear Meadows.
    Happy Family!

  2. Sorry, but I am not buying this. All of a sudden this woman has a filmography with only two films in the past two years? This is an elaborate hoax! It’s Laura Dern!

  3. The mystery woman. A haggard woman who was once a thriving young girl who sent a man a letter. The monkey whispered her name in the black space where the red curtains sway, but this was just a passing mention.

    Fun fact: Cary Grant never said “Judy, Judy, Judy” in any of his films.