Justin Theroux Says Even David Lynch Didn’t Know What Was Going on During His ‘Mulholland Drive’ Scenes

Justin Theroux Says Even David Lynch Didn’t Know What Was Going on During His ‘Mulholland Drive’ Scenes
David Lynch is notorious for his lightning-in-a-bottle approach to directing actors on set, often keeping them as shrouded in mystery as he is about the real meaning behind a given scene. Such was the case for Justin Theroux, who talked about making 2001’s “Mulholland Drive” during a recent sit-down with IndieWire’s Ben Travers in honor of his Apple TV+ series “The Mosquito Coast.” Watch below.

In Lynch’s surreal neo-noir, Theroux plays hot director Adam Kesher, who’s circling a coveted new project, but that’s about all Theroux knew about his character and his motivations going into one of his key scenes, in which he discovers his wife cheating on him with the pool guy.

“He’s a total outlier because he doesn’t answer your questions,” Theroux said of director Lynch, with whom he also worked on “Inland Empire” five years later. He said on “the first couple days of ‘Mulholland Drive,
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