Fenn says here that she cried when she read Audrey's original part, refused to do it, and had Lynch rewrite it. It's not exactly news but it's the first time I see it stated so clearly all in the same answer. So the theorizing around here seems pretty much confirmed? That she was originally meant to have scenes with the other Hornes, didn't do it, so they filmed in Washington writing around Audrey's absence, and when they eventually struck a deal Lynch wrote her a plot that had to match the fact that everyone in town acts like she's not there?
And her interpretation is that Audrey is not dead or in a coma but stuck inside a dream, that there's a light in her that hasn't gone out.
She also says that Lynch's direction was "this scene, do it like you did it 25 years ago", which she found frustrating because she's not the same person she was 25 years ago. Imho, it's a perfect direction if you want someone who is not the person they were 25 years ago to show the struggle in going back to who they were 25 years ago?
Apologies if this isn't an exclusive interview and you've all seen it fifteen times already, I haven't kept up with UK fest things and I was surprised to find a write-up in an Italian newspaper
Thank you so much for posting this! Is it asking you too much to translate each question and answer as best as you can for us? Really curious.
I think she was supposed to have Sylvia's part in the final product. She shot in Washington, which also jives with rumors at the time that Sherilyn's missed filming "with her family members," aka Johnny and her son Richard. Plus, Jan D'Arcy lives in WA so she's a super easy swap for Audrey in the scenes. No offense to Jan but did anyone care about Sylvia? I doubt she was originally in the script.