The recent buyer of Laura Palmer’s real house from Twin Peaks not only played the homeowner of the fictional house in The Return, but is also letting show fans stop by for visit.
In an interview with Vulture, homeowner Mary Reber shared that fans have been seeking her out for tours of her Everett, Washington home, which has long served as the Palmer home in Twin Peaks and its revival series, Twin Peaks: The Return. What’s better, she’s happy to oblige! The previous owner was not a fan of people stopping by to check out the place, going so far as to change the paint color to discourage visitors. But Reber said her doors are open for fans, so long as they’re nice about it.
There’s been a lot of people coming through. Some people call and make an appointment to come in and see the house, and we’re happy to do so. We’ve met some great people from abroad. Obviously we don’t let everybody come through, but there’s been a lot of visitors since the finale in particular...We’re happy to do so, because the lady who lived here beforehand didn’t let people see the house. So we’re getting people who watched the show when it originally aired and had been waiting to see the house. That’s really fun for us.
Reber knew the house was used for Twin Peaks when she bought it three years ago, but said that wasn’t why she moved in. Still, she’s seen the show and understands why it has such a dedicated fanbase. And now, she’s part of it too. Showrunner David Lynch had Reber play new homeowner Alice Tremond in the last scene of the season finale, even though she didn’t have any acting experience. And when asked why Lynch brought her onboard, Reber’s answer basically encapsulated everything that the world could say about David Lynch.
“I have absolutely no clue, and if you ask him that type of question, which we did, he said: ‘That’s something you just don’t need to know.’”