Marilyn Levens (Diane Ladd) is the host of The Marilyn Levens Starlight Celebrity Show, a popular interview TV show. She seems primarily interested in gossip-mongering.
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Marilyn interviews Nikki and Devon to promote On High in Blue Tomorrows, which has just been announced. Marilyn mentions a “shocking revelation by Devon,” and asks if Nikki can be true to her "hubby" with a wolf in the den. Nikki insists that they’ll be professional, and Devon tells Marilyn that if she's looking for shock value, she should look in a mirror. Marilyn acts amused. She then does her trademark closing, promising her audience that she will report everything she finds out “there and there and there, beyond around the world!”
- Diane Ladd is the mother of Laura Dern, who plays Nikki. The two previously appeared together as mother and daughter Marietta and Lula Fortune in David Lynch's Wild at Heart, a performance which earned Ladd an Oscar nomination. The Lynch 2 documentary shows Lynch talking to Ladd on the phone when she agreed to play this role, and also shows the end of Ladd's day on set.
- The announcer for Levens's show is played by William H. Macy in a cameo. The Lynch 2 documentary shows Lynch speaking on the phone to Macy, asking if he thinks it might be fun to play an announcer for a scene, and also shows the shooting of Macy's scene.