mtwentz wrote:Agent Earle wrote:Since you're speaking of Ontkean: is there any indication WHATSOEVER as to the reason(s) he dropped out of S3 production? The matter's driving me bugshit!
I never believed Ontkean was going to leave his comfy perch in Hawaii in order to film in Washington. I always thought his participation was at best highly doubtful.
And if it's true that everyone except Kyle was offered scale wages, can you imagine Ontkean flying from Hawaii to Washington for such low pay?
I know people say it was some personal or medical reason, and maybe it was, but I can't imagine Ontkean wanting to participate anyway unless they made it worth his while financially (and from what we've heard, it's not clear that Ontkean would have ever received an offer any better than the offer made to the rest of the supporting cast.)
Edit: And if I were Ontkean, I probably wouldn't leave Hawaii either unless I was offered substantial $$$$$
No! I'm getting sad just thinking about Harry Truman not being part of Season 3. Reading this is only making it worse! Flying from Hawaii to Washington and appearing in Twin Peaks is a fucking dream come true. It's a great privilege. Would you really stay put in Hawaii and demand more cash to be granted such an honor? Harry Truman is Ontkean's legacy, man. His decision created an awkward and empty depression in The Return's otherwise mostly magnificent form.