If James Franco had let him...
The Room filmmaker Tommy Wiseau has revealed what he would have said if he had been handed the microphone during James Franco’s Golden Globe acceptance speech.
Last night (January 7) saw Franco win the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. He picked up the accolade for his role as Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, a movie based on the making of Wiseau’s cult hit The Room, often labelled the “worst film ever”.
During Franco’s acceptance speech, he paid tribute to Wiseau, inviting him onto the stage but stopping him from taking control of the microphone.
Asked by the LA Times what he would have said, Wiseau revealed that his message would have been: “If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live.”
He said he would have then added: “See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it’s real.”
Franco beat Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman) to pick up the award.
During his speech, Franco said: “Nineteen years ago, [Wiseau] was stuck in traffic from the Golden Globes. He said to his best friend Greg, ‘Golden Globes? So what, not invited. I know they don’t want me – guy with accent, long hair – so I show them. I don’t wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie.’ I’m very happy to share this moment with him today.”
Of Franco’s portrayal of him in the movie, Wiseau told the LA Times: “He did such a great job… He did good with accent. His brother Dave did good as well. They really studied character. But he doesn’t know how to throw football, that’s for sure!”