Audrey Horne wrote:Oh interesting, Hester. I don’t actually know. Meaning if the Red Room stuff had been completed by the time Fenn shot, and thus was the Arm’s line already uttered and then Lynch was inspired to have Audrey say it. Unless she’s pulling a fast one, I’m about 100% sure she did not do the voice for The Arm.
And since the way this was shot by Lynch and the means in which the actors got their material, there’s really no way of knowing which came first ...aside from probably David, Mark and Sabrina. I do know she shot the looking in the mirror scene last... but I’m foggy on remembering if she knew she was going to shoot that at all. For some reason I recall her saying that was never in the material she got, that it ended with the dance. And that it was a surprise. But I might be confusing it or misremembered that it was just the last thing she ever shot.
Thanks for the info, Audrey. I was wondering if the line she asks Charlie about the little girl that lived down the lane was in her original material somewhere and DKL kept it in the rewritten material. I guess it also depends on what DKL had originally planned for The Arm. Did Michael Anderson ask for more money and they decided not to cast him or was he never in the script to begin with? I know there was discussion on the forum about that at one time, but I've forgotten what happened. I'm interested if the 'Evolution of the Arm' was something DKL had always envisioned as part of the story and or if it was just a way of getting around MA not being in the show. The Arm apparently is suspetible to the same evolution that some of the other characters are going through like Cooper, Diane, and Laura. Anyway, I don't know that it would make a huge difference or if that material will ever see the light of day, but it might signal how important he felt it was to the story that Audrey and The Arm deliver the same line.
As someone who was hoping for at least one scene with Cooper and Audrey together - even if it was 'Hi, Audrey,' that scene was sort of poignant to me. I had accepted that we probably weren't going to see her in 17 and 18 as the episodes went on, so when The Arm delivered that line, it was unexpected and almost felt like it was an echo of Audrey - the encounter we were all hoping for, but it wasn't her - just a faceless entity hauntingly repeating her question to Cooper. I don't know that that was the intended effect and probably has more to do with my attachment to the character, but that was my reaction the first time watching that scene.