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Sstanding ovation! When Kyle MacLachlan took the stage in the course of the opening ceremony of the Canneséries season 7 competition to obtain a lifetime achievement award, the Palais des Festivals stood up as one, eliciting a smile, between shock and embarrassment, on the a part of the particular person involved. An emotion all of the extra palpable because the actor had simply found on the massive display the message of help recorded by his nice good friend the filmmaker David Lynch himself.

A brief video filmed on a smartphone, like the chums who maintain your hand in unhealthy and good occasions, imbued with tenderness and humor, the director reminding us that Kyle (which he pronounces Kayle) nonetheless seems simply as very like “a Mexican chihuahua”, in reference to a cult line from the sequence Twin Peaks.

Elegant, silver-haired Kyle MacLachlan warmly thanked the competition organizers, but additionally the followers with out whom it will be nothing, he stated, earlier than congratulating, like these shy individuals who don't wish to take up an excessive amount of time the sunshine, the actor Bertrand Usclat, chargeable for internet hosting the night.

Kyle MacLachlan by no means left this class for a minute throughout his keep in Cannes. Whether in the course of the interview he gave to Point Pop or all through the one-hour grasp class he held in entrance of a captivated and enamored room, made up of sequence followers of all ages, divided between followers of Twin Peaks (got here en masse), Sex and the City Or Desperate Housewives, whose credit he illuminated along with his identify.

And to reply unequivocally all of the questions, and never solely these referring to his newest sequence, falloutout there on April 11 on Prime Video, taken from the online game sequence of the identical identify and introduced in preview on the Croisette.

With humor and intelligence, the 65-year-old actor (“oh, but no, he doesn't do them!”, will unanimously exclaim all of the Canneseries individuals on this barely overplayed benevolence that solely competition atmospheres know increase) spoke about his profession, his companions, his relationship with David Lynch, with out even kicking in when the current model of Dunehe who was the primary, beneath the path of David Lynch, to convey to life Paul Atréides, the hero imagined by Frank Herbert.

His function within the extremely anticipated sequence fallout

When Jonathan Nolan, Christopher's brother, to whom we owe the sequence Person of Interest And Westworld, contacted him to hitch the forged of falloutadaptation of the online game launched in 1997, Kyle MacLachlan didn’t hesitate for lengthy: “I admit that the role was a challenge for me… First because I had a few combat scenes and then I played the role of 'a father [de Lucy, incarnée par Ella Purnell, NDLR], which I had never done before…” He assures us: risk-taking stays a driving pressure for him. “Although I must admit that I still get stage fright when I take on a role, whatever it is. »

In addition, the actor readily admits to having agreed to embark on this great adventure without knowing anything about the video game that inspired it: “My son is 15 years old, but he is too busy working in class to play… On the other hand, my nephews knew the game very well. And I felt that their outlook on me had suddenly changed the day they learned that I was going to play in this series,” he provides with humor.

Twin Peaks, the best achievement of his profession

Yes, Kyle MacLachlan is aware of this nicely: Twin Peaks, which revolutionized the world of sequence in 1990 by subtly mixing components of cleaning soap, thriller and fantasy, stays the most important success of his profession. “At least, until further notice,” he laughs. “Dale Cooper is certainly my favorite character in my entire career,” he confesses to us. “I'm undecided I might have agreed on the time to play in a TV sequence if David Lynch hadn't been in cost. He had imagined this function of FBI cop for me. I used to be extra afraid of being somewhat younger for the function, I used to be solely 28 years outdated. But, as is commonly the case in my journey, David was capable of finding the phrases to assist me regain my confidence. »

The function had such an impression on him that Kyle MacLachlan nonetheless remembers a few of his well-known monologues, particularly these from the pilot. Supporting proof, in the course of the broadcast of a brief extract from the sequence throughout his grasp class. “We shot this pilot with out considering that ABC would order a sequence behind it… For us, it was only a TV film scheduled late on a weekday night. So it was a shock. But it was solely when it aired that we turned conscious of the phenomenon, particularly when, on the finish of the primary season, everybody was questioning who had killed Laura Palmer…”

Would he be ready to find this character again, more than seven years after the surprising third season of the series, in which he played three characters? “Yes, of course it would be a gift. ” On the opposite hand, if Hollywood pulled out one in every of these reboots which it retains secret, for lack of getting concepts, Kyle MacLachlan is categorical: “No, I wouldn't watch… But I don't think anyone would want to one day to try the experience. »

Desperate Housewives, everything for Marcia Cross

“It was Marc Cherry who came to offer me the role of Orson Hodge. » The showrunner of Desperate Housewiveslike many other creators, had also been “very influenced by Twin Peaks, and by the character of Dale Cooper. “Besides, without Dale Cooper, there would have been no Orson Hodge. All my characters have ultimately always been very influenced by Dale,” he analyzes. “Initially, I was only supposed to be a guest for a few episodes, but they finally called me back. I had many reasons to accept: the series was a real phenomenon, the role was different from what I had already played and then… the set was ten minutes from my house. That counts, right? » says the actor during his master class.

If it is his relationship with Bree Van de Kamp, led by Marcia Cross, which will leave its mark, the actor recalls that initially his romantic intrigue should rather concern Susan (Teri Hatcher). “But I’m very happy to have had the chance to shoot with Marcia. We both went to the Juilliard School in New York and so we had the same way of working. It was a real treat to play alongside him for six seasons. »

Don't count on him, however, to talk about the quarrels between actresses that were stirring up the scenes of the series. Surely guided by his elegance, he claims to have never witnessed any conflict. The same goes for the backcombing of buns within Sex and the City, of which we will only know that his partner Kristin Davis was “adorable”.

More than 13 years later, fans of the series are aware that Orson was left for dead without it being certain that he really committed suicide, leaving a door open to a possible return. Would a special TV movie tempt him? ” Yes why not ? » he assures us… with out a lot conviction. “Especially if I can find Marcia Cross,” he catches himself.

What he considered Dune by Denis Villeneuve

Don't suppose that mentioning the worldwide success of Dune And Dune: half two might create any discomfort in Kyle MacLachlan, who performs relatively within the courtroom of the common-or-garden, even when the model on which he collaborated is much from having received the help of the general public and the critics in 1984. “I used to be all younger, I used to be solely 24, I had by no means acted in entrance of a digicam. And I used to be an enormous fan of Frank Herbert's novels. I used to be very intimidated by the thought of ​​taking part in a personality as complicated and inside as Paul Atreides. But, you already know, in actuality, it wasn't only a easy adaptation. David [Lynch, NDLR] introduced his contact, his universe,” he says, all the time admiring the work of his elder, with whom he has since shaped a deep friendship.

However, he is stuffed with reward for the work completed by Denis Villeneuve on the brand new model of Dune. Is Timothée Chalamet as much as the character? “Yes, he did an extraordinary and credible job from start to finish. » In front of the audience of his master class, the actor still indulges in a little remark tinged with humor. “Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, his partner, are excellent, they are very sophisticated and above all they know the business perfectly and know how to choose their roles very well. At the time I knew nothing about the rules of Hollywood, I hadn't calculated anything; I just wanted to live up to the trust David Lynch placed in me. And I had no career plan…”