Kyle MacLachlan Shared Honest Memories Of The 1984 Dune Movie!

MOVIE NEWS – In his Q interview, Kyle MacLachlan compared Lynch and Villeneuve’s adaptation of the sci-fi epic.



To mark the release of his new series Fallout, actor Kyle MacLachlan sat down with Q with Tom Power to reflect on his career, including starring as Paul Atreides in David Lynch’s adaptation of Dune.

When Kyle MacLachlan made his debut in David Lynch’s adaptation of Dune in 1984, he didn’t really think about what would happen if the film flopped.

He was a young theatre actor who felt lucky and excited to be plucked from obscurity. Unfortunately, Lynch’s Dune was a critical and commercial disappointment.

“We were crucified,” MacLachlan said in an interview with Q with Tom Power. “It was challenging, but I was naive, I think. I was young, I had gone through training and I was like, well, if this doesn’t work, I’ll just go back to the theater and go in the direction I was going in before I did Dune, which was to go to New York and pursue that career.”

Despite the less-than-favourable reception, MacLachlan looks back on the film as an overall positive experience. “I really loved working on Dune because it was beyond anything I could have imagined,” he says. “[I was] working with these extraordinary actors that I’d seen on screen before but never met.”


What does Kyle MacLachlan think of the new Dune?


But now that Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster adaptation of Dune has become a huge success, people are naturally interested to hear what MacLachlan thinks of it and how he compares the two versions.

He said he was curious about the new Dune — especially how its star, Timothée Chalamet, would handle the challenges of portraying his character, Paul Atreides — but had not yet seen Dune: Part Two at the time of the interview.

“I saw the first one with Timothée and I enjoyed it,” MacLachlan tells Power. “I love the story so much. It’s such a great journey. My fear going in was that I was going to see the new Dune and I was going to be like, ‘Oh, our Dune? Yeah, you can throw that on the trash heap.’ And I didn’t have that reaction. I said, ‘No, no, there’s room for both of these to exist.'”

“The story is so difficult to tell. It’s so complex. Everything within that book is linked. So if you don’t tell two or three aspects of the story, it weakens the story. You almost need everything in there to really understand it . David obviously concentrated on the parts of the book that he responded to, that he really enjoyed … and that is going to change the texture of that movie.”

How did MacLachlan deal with people watching his reaction in the cinema?

“Well, I wore my stillsuit,” he jokes, “because I didn’t know how long the movie was going to be just in case I needed to, you know, take care of things…”

Source: Q

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