Tuesday 24 April 2018

'I couldn't even tell my mother about Twin Peaks', says Irish star Amy Shiels of landing role in new series

Amy Shiels
Amy Shiels

Eimear Rabbitt

An actress from Dublin who has landed a role in a star-studded new series of a cult US drama has revealed that she had to keep filming a secret, even from her own family.

Malahide native Amy Shiels was delighted at being cast in the big-budget supernatural series Twin Peaks, which also stars Amanda Seyfried and Naomi Watts.

Speaking to the Herald, Amy said she is unable to talk about her role in the show until closer to its release date and joked that her family thought she was missing during the year-long filming process.

"I couldn't even tell my mum about Twin Peaks," she said.

"They were worried about me and going 'what is she doing over there'. It all sounded a bit dodgy because I was afraid to even talk about it on the phone so they had no idea what I was doing."

Shiels is one of over 200 cast members who will feature in the iconic supernatural series' return to the small screen. She described working with the show's creator David Lynch as "incredible".

"It is an experience like no other working with David, I never wanted filming to end," Shiels said.

Such is the popularity of the mystery show, world famous producer Stephen Spielberg is a fan.

"I had a meeting with Stephen Spielberg recently and he told me he is excited to see Twin Peaks," Shiels told the Herald.

"Having one of my all-time heroes telling me he is excited about a show I am in, is unbelievable."

Shiels, who can currently be seen in the UTV series The Secret, alongside James Nesbitt, is currently in the US but will be back in Ireland for more filming in autumn.


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