David Bowie’s Weirdest Film Role Came From A Dumb Joke


Even for a film primarily based on a present that featured evil owls and interdimensional giants, seeing the man who sang “Area Oddity” present up, scream about somebody named “Judy” like Foghorn Leghorn for 30 seconds, after which disappear into skinny air was … a bit a lot. How did Bowie find yourself on this confounding scene? 

In keeping with Robert Engels, the co-writer of Hearth Stroll With Me, this all started as a ridiculous joke. Apparently, Lynch’s assistant was a fan and “repeatedly requested her boss to put in writing a film half for Bowie,” so when Engels and Lynch have been engaged on the screenplay for Hearth Stroll With Me, each time they introduced up the character of Jeffries, the assistant jokingly added: “As performed by David Bowie,” which everybody would snicker at. Then, at a sure level, Lynch prompt: “I feel we should always get David Bowie.” Sadly, Bowie wasn’t capable of return for the current Twin Peaks revival as a result of his declining well being, therefore why he was changed by … a large tea kettle-esque contraption.

As for the mysterious “Judy” Jeffries retains citing, the identify was, apparently, merely an indirect nod to Engels’ sister-in-law. And the revival’s revelation that “Judy” was actually an historical demon generally known as “Joudy,” was later cobbled collectively by co-creator Mark Frost as soon as it turned obvious that Lynch “had no concept” who the hell Judy was. 

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