In “Mulholland Drive”, Naomi Watts gives the reply to Laura Harring. A sublime duo who gained notoriety thanks to this film by David Lynch. However, they had very different trajectories after the release of the feature film.
Mulholland Drive: David Lynch’s Puzzle
Mulholland Drive by David Lynch was released in French cinemas on November 21, 2001. Prize for Best Director at the 54th Cannes Film Festival, the film follows the journey of Betty (Naomi Watts), a young woman fresh from LA Desiring to become an actress, this last meeting Rita (Laura Harring), a mysterious stranger who has become amnesiac after a car accident. The two women then decide to investigate together to discover Rita’s true identity.
Considered one of the best films of the 21st century, it can however destabilize the spectators in its last part. Indeed, the film swings from dream to reality (see our explanation of Mulholland Drive). Rita is no longer called Rita but Camilla, and Betty is actually called Diane. A complex but exciting double je(u).
What becomes of Laura Harring?
To carry his film, David Lynch took risks by calling on two little-known actresses at the time. If Naomi Watts has since written a great film career, Laura Harring has disappeared from the screens. His performance in Mulholland Drive promised him a bright future.
After the release of the film, she reunited with David Lynch to Inland Empire in 2006. She can also be seen in Impact point, The Punisher or The King. She also plays in the series The Shield, gossip girl and NCIS: Los Angeles. She hasn’t been seen on screen since.
Her news is now on Instagram, where she shares her daily life with her subscribers.
In 2017, in an interview given to The Independent, she said about her role in Mulholland Drive:
I feel very honoured. I did not expect the success of the film at all. When I saw it, I thought it was a masterpiece (…) but to think that people have named it the best film of the 21st century is crazy. I left my mark in Hollywood. I’m in a classic, that means something. And this film never ceases to appeal to people, with each viewing, they have a different interpretation of it. For me, that’s cinema.