The star of Twin Peaks (aka Laura Palmer) discusses her final day on earth…
ON TWIN PEAKS, LAURA PALMER IS “DEAD, WRAPPED IN PLASTIC”. HOW DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE THIS WORLD?
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE TWIN PEAKS MOMENT YOU WILL TAKE TO YOUR GRAVE?
Staying in the moment.
WHAT IS YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
Mango – the sweetness of life.
ARE YOU GOING TO HEAVEN OR HELL?
I sure hope it’s Heaven. I’ll probably have lots of questions for God about life.
WHICH LEGENDARY PEOPLE WILL YOU HANG OUT WITH IN THE AFTERLIFE?
The list is long and deserves much thought, but just to name a few… Prince, Georgia O’Keefe, Beatrice Wood, Rumi. I would listen to their collective wisdom.
WHAT DO YOU NOW KNOW THAT YOU DIDN’T AT 18?
That there is nothing more important than love.
WHAT’S THE GREATEST SHERYL LEE BODY OF WORK THAT NEVER SAW THE LIGHT OF DAY?
It’s possibly in a film called The Makings of You, where the brilliant Grace Zabriskie played my mother again. I have no idea why it still hasn’t seen the light of day!
WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU EVER DID ON EARTH?
Walked into a travel agent and bought a ticket to go to Africa by myself when I was 32. It was one of the absolute best things I’ve ever done in my life. I hope to be able to go back there someday soon.
TO WHOM ON EARTH DO YOU OWE AN APOLOGY?
To my sweet parents for any worry, stress or concern that I’ve ever caused them.
NAME ONE THING THAT YOU’RE GLAD YOU’LL NEVER HAVE TO DO AGAIN.
Be on a computer.
WHAT ARE YOUR FRIENDS SAYING OVER YOUR CASKET?
I guess that depends on when and how I die.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REINCARNATED AS?
My son’s grandchild.
WHAT’S WRITTEN ON YOUR TOMBSTONE?
Mother, daughter, sister… hopefully grandmother— if I get to live that long!
GOT ANY LAST WORDS?
“I love you”.
FINALLY, WHAT CAN TWIN PEAKS FANS EXPECT FROM YOUR UPCOMING TOUR OF AUSTRALIA?
The unexpected! ■
CAST OF TWIN PEAKS AUSTRALIAN TOUR
In an Australian first, five stars of Twin Peaks — Sheryl Lee, Kimmy Robertson, Michael Horse, Al Strobel, Dana Ashbrook and the Executive Producer of Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, Sabrina S. Sutherland, will tour Australia for an exclusive and unique CONVERSATION WITH THE STARS evening…
MELBOURNE: August 25 at Palais Theatre; BRISBANE: August 26 at Eatons Hill; ADELAIDE: August 29 at Thebarton Theatre; SYDNEY: September 1 at International Convention Centre; PERTH: September 2 at Astor Theatre
INTERVIEW BY SANTI PINTADO
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