I found out the morning after the Emmy Awards, this last summer. Mark Frost and David Lynch called me up to their office. Actually, called Ben Horne—Richard Beymer—and myself and Sheryl Lee, who played Laura and Maddie Ferguson, up to the office, and we went into a small room that was devoid of furniture. It was very dark.
This is true. With a kind of Lava Lamp in the corner—a Lava Lamp waterfall as I recall. And David was sitting on the floor crosslegged and so was Mark and so was Sheryl Lee. And Richard and I came in and we sat down crosslegged. And David leaned over and put his hand on my knee and he said, “It was you.”
"It was always you, from Day One. It was you."
And I sort of bowed my head and curled up into a fetal position and said, and I really can’t say the word that I said at the time, but it was, “Ohhhh, shoot!”
I didn’t want it to be me. I grew to love Leland Palmer and his strange ways and I didn’t want it to be him. It’s like having a close friend turn out to be a killer and go to prison and all that sort of thing. I just didn’t want it to be Leland. I wanted Leland to go on and on.