Oh dear… well this is awkward.
After James Franco nabbed Best Actor last night at the Golden Globes 2018, he invited his former-director Tommy Wiseau up onto the stage to bask in his reflected glory… but there’s no way he was letting him anywhere near the microphone.
“The first person I have to thank is the man himself, Tommy Wiseau,” he said, calling him up onto the stage. “Come on up here, Tommy!”
But things quickly turned ugly when Tommy reached for the mic…
“Woah, woah, woah,” said Franco, stepping in to block Wiseau from reaching the microphone, before carrying on with his speech. Obviously, the crowd erupted with laughter, and the enigmatic filmmaker smiled and shrugged it off.
But you can’t help thinking it was all a bit awkward.
After all, without Wiseau, he wouldn’t have been there.
The Disaster Artist stars James Franco in the role of Tommy Wiseau, and charts the making of the now-legendary flop, The Room – a movie often considered the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies, which famously made only $1800 at the box office, on a budget of $6 million. Now, The Disaster Artist has landed Franco the Golden Globe…
And the whole thing was made even more awkward with Franco’s acceptance speech.
That’s right – it was an impression of Tommy Wiseau.
“Golden Globes, so what?” said Franco in the same voice he used for the movie. “I’m 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.”
And he does his own speeches, too.
But now, Tommy Wiseau has broken his silence about what he was going to say.
“If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live,” he told the L.A. Times… followed up with a plug for his original film “See ‘The Room,’ have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it’s real.”
Will Tommy Wiseau turn up at The Oscars?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But give the guy a mic this time.