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Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby WhiteLodge90 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:36 pm

Does anyone have any news, quotes interviews anything on Eric DaRe about Twin Peaks since the return was announced? With the exception of Everett (Big Ed) He is the most reclusive and little known about cast member I'd say. And at least with Everett he is confirmed for the new show. I haven't finished reading Twin Peaks Oral History yet by Brad but I don't recall seeing Eric giving any interviews for it either? Could be wrong?

Anyway, anything anyone has heard on him would be appreciative. I cant think of another main cast member who is harder to find info on. I know about the false fire accusation in 2012 but that's it.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby Shloogorgh » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:33 pm

His mother is supposedly doing the casting again, so at the very least he has familial connection to the new show.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby WhiteLodge90 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:14 pm

Shloogorgh wrote:His mother is supposedly doing the casting again, so at the very least he has familial connection to the new show.


Yeah forgot to mention I knew that as well but I just find it odd he hasn't been contacted or interviewed all these years or if he has I wonder why he's turned it down. I'm pretty positive he still lives in the LA area but that's only based off of the news clip from 2012 about the arson.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby WhiteLodge90 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:52 pm

Damn... I guess no one on here knows anything about him... Kind of a shame but he must really be an enigma

If anyone does read this and has any info on him I'd still love to know.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby NewtoTwinPeaks » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:03 pm

It's been a couple of years since the last post, but I haven't heard anything either.

I don't think he's in the new show, but is there any mention about him in the book?

Since Shelly's in it, I guess they'll have to mention his character at some point.

But at the end of the day, his role after he got shot diminished and he didn't really do much.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby Snailhead » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:26 pm

I'm betting Leo's long dead.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby claaa7 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:26 am

i would think Leo died up in the cabin as well.. his abscense is an easy way to explain, but at the same time he would also be an easy character to bring back into the show so i wouldn't be suprised if he turned it down.

also i got to say that while i liked Leo in the show he must have had one of the most thankless and one-dimensional bigger roles in a quality show ever.. the entire first season he was portrayed as pretty much the angriest man alive, completely without any nuances, and in the second season he was a vegetable for half and a geek for the other half.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby Dalai Cooper » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:42 am

Yeah, what a trouper - he spent 22 episodes either drooling or grunting! No wonder he stepped up to the plate so well when lynch actually gave him something to do in the film. In general, I think da re is a good example of someone turning in a good performance within a limited range but I'm not entirely surprised he isn't back.

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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby Agent Earle » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:23 am

Love Leo Johnson. And the showrunners obviously loved him too, since they kept him around for the whole of second season, even after he became irrelevant for the Laura Palmer mystery. And I wouldn't say he was relegated to unimportant fluff - just think, after his drooling phase was over, they paired him with Cooper's archnemesis, the main storyline in the second half of S 2. True, he didn't have that much to do but walk about with a stunned expression, but compared to how many of the prominent S 1 characters withered to insignificance in the latter part of the series, I'd say Leo got off rather easy. I mean, look what the likes of Donna Hayward, Shelly Johnson, Bobby Briggs, James Hurley and Audrey Horne where doing in episodes 17-29... Or maybe that should be, what they weren't doing.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby Si78 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:35 pm

In the new season, they should just cut to him for 10 seconds still holding that rope with his teeth.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby Saturn's child » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:49 am

Si78 wrote:In the new season, they should just cut to him for 10 seconds still holding that rope with his teeth.


:lol:
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby Panapaok » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:48 am

I completely understand why Leo will not appear in the new series but I really hope they'll address his fate at some point.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby New Shoes » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:19 am

Si78 wrote:In the new season, they should just cut to him for 10 seconds still holding that rope with his teeth.


Yep. That's where old Leo is.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby teddyleevin » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:25 am

Si78 wrote:In the new season, they should just cut to him for 10 seconds still holding that rope with his teeth.


That reused footage in Episode 29 makes me laugh every time. They should cut to it each episode as tradition.
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Re: Eric DaRe (Leo Johnson)

Postby Gabriel » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:03 pm

Panapaok wrote:I completely understand why Leo will not appear in the new series but I really hope they'll address his fate at some point.


Discovering Windom's lair where there's a dusty, mummified corpse with spiders coming out of the mouth and eye sockets would be suitably ghoulish.

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