Ah, The Room. If you haven’t seen it already, stop reading this and search it on YouTube. It’s truly a cult classic. The beautiful story-line of love lost, the outstanding writing, and the passionate sex scenes bring you in to the story and make you forget you’re even watching a movie.
I’m just kidding. It’s absolute shit. But I promise you, it is worth watching. That film has brought me hours of confusion and laughter (admittedly an odd combination), and it’s all thanks to actor, director, and weirdo, Tommy Wiseau.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that The Room is being parodied in a new film, titled The Disaster Artist (opening in Vancouver on December 8th). Since he’s doing publicity for the film’s release, Vancouver-born actor, writer, and director Seth Rogen got a chance to speak with The Georgia Straight.
Rogen has been a fan of The Room for years, and admitted that it was frequently the topic of discussion during the makings of Knocked Up and the 40-Year-Old Virgin. Seth’s Freaks and Geeks co-star, James Franco joins him again in The Disaster Artist, playing the very important lead role, Tommy Wiseau. Seth recalls the odd behavior of Franco on set, who insisted on being in character throughout the production of the movie. Authentic.
For those of you who miss the real Tommy Wiseau, have no fear. Rogen shared that there will indeed be an ‘easter-egg’ style appearance from the legend in the film. I guess we’ll have to watch it to see where.