Michael Cera recalls working with David Lynch on Twin Peaks: The Return
“I only worked with David for two hours when we shot that scene, but it was a lot of fun.”
Michael Cera first contacted David Lynch about the art of meditation.
Before he was cast as Wally Brando in “Twin Peaks: The Return,” Cera described meeting a representative of the David Lynch Foundation at a transcendental meditation class, and that encounter eventually led him to Lynch.
“The whole story is that I took a Transcendental Meditation course with some friends and a woman there said she was from the David Lynch Foundation and invited us to meditate with David Lynch,” Cera said. The Hollywood Reporter. “About a month later we went to David’s house, which is the ‘Lost Highway’ house, and it was me and David at first.
Cera continued, “He was so nice and friendly, but I was still so confused as to why he was welcoming us, why we were allowed to be there and meet him. I was so excited. So we meditated with him for about 20 minutes.”
He added: “A couple of years later I was invited to be on the set of ‘Twin Peaks’. I only worked with David for about two hours when we shot that scene, but it was a lot of fun.”
The David Lynch Foundation was founded in 2005, and Cera recalled that “totally freaked out” with the concept of connecting with Lynch through meditation. Cera played Wally Brando in “Twin Peaks; The Return’, which gained viral status among fans.
Auteur Lynch’s commitment to meditation has also led him to launch a $500 million initiative to fund Transcendental Meditation training for 30,000 international college students with the goal of inspiring the next generation to “become advanced peacemaking meditation experts and build a lasting legacy.” global peace,” he said in an April 2022 press statement.
The program will invest approximately $500 million in the first year in partnership with the Global Alliance of Scholars for Peace. “We don’t know what tomorrow will bring if there is no peace on this planet,” Lynch said in a promotional video. “In the Ukraine war, people said it wasn’t going to happen, and now it has. People die. Cities are destroyed. Things are very, very uncertain. Everyone knows. People do a lot of things to help humanity, but it’s been like this for a long time. Talking, marching, singing – it didn’t bring peace.”
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