Recently, the Dallas Morning News got in touch with Twin Peaks star and hometown-boy-made-good Harry Goaz (who plays the perpetually-weeping Deputy Andy), and the resulting interview contains a number of interesting - though not quite Earth-shattering - tidbits of information about season three.
For starters, here's Goaz on the security precautions being taken on the Twin Peaks set:
“We only received our lines the morning of shooting,” he says about filming on location in Seattle and Los Angeles. “We didn’t even receive lines for our entire scenes, only our sides.”
Once finished, the actor handed off his script to a personal assistant who — accompanied by a witness — fed the pages straight into a shredder.
So secrecy's a top priority. Pretty much par for the course with Lynch, but the added step of shredding each actor's sides after every scene feels...well, I was going to say that feels like a bit much, but let's be honest: in this day and age - where entire Tarantino scripts fall off the back of a truck and onto the internet with increasing regularity - Lynch is probably right to be so cautious.
There's also a brief update about Deputy Andy, who Goaz calls "simple, but not simple-minded":
Deputy Andy (as fans still refer to him) was known for his penchant for crying. Goaz says Andy is older now and able to “keep the faucet closed, but there is plenty of chin quivering.”
But no promotion? “I’m very angry to say that I’m still a deputy. I have not been promoted,” Goaz says. “But I do have my own office because I saw my nameplate on a desk, so that’s rather exciting for Andy.”
This, too, sounds about right. But the biggest reveal in the entire interview has to be that, before his incredibly untimely death, David Bowie was all set to reprise his role as dimension-hopping FBI agent Phillip Jeffries. You'll recall that Jeffries played a brief part in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, in a scene that I may as well just go ahead and embed here in its entirety.
Discovering that the production lost Bowie is a sad development, to be sure, but it's also sort of exciting, as it implies that the new Twin Peaks probably won't be holding back on the weird shit. The Jeffries subplot - which, in case the above clip isn't clear, involves Bowie's FBI agent getting trapped inside the "Black Lodge" with a number of incredibly-creepy interdimensional personalities - is one of the strangest tangents in the Twin Peaks universe.
In the alternate/deleted scene below (from the recently-released Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery), the circumstances surrounding Jeffries' dimension-hopping and/or time-traveling are made clearer, but...well, we're still deep in Lynch country here, so "clearer" is relative.
Anyway, you can read the rest of the Dallas Morning News' interview with Goaz here. Or you can hang around in the comments below and openly speculate on just how weird things are going to get when Twin Peaks hits Showtime next year.