It was a memorable moment in an unremarkable ceremony. With James Franco picking up a Golden Globes win for The Disaster Artist, he was accompanied to the stage by the man he plays in the movie -- the eccentric and unpredictable director of The Room, Tommy Wiseau. When the duo reached the stage, Wiseau reached for the microphone, but he was blocked by Franco, who (rightfully) feared with Tommy might say on a nationally televised program. Now, however, we know what Tommy Wiseau would have said had he been able to speak into the mic, as he confessed his speech would have included:
If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live. See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it's real.
This has been a remarkable run for Tommy Wiseau, who told the L.A. Times what he would have said at the Globes if given the chance. The man already has milked virtually everything that he could off of the cult status of his spectacularly awful movie, The Room. The film is so bad, it's screened regularly for audiences who want to make fun of it -- and celebrate its atrociousness -- en masse. But now The Room has a legit champion in James Franco, who together with his best friend (Seth Rogen) and his brother (Dave Franco) made a loving tribute to the making-of this awkward nightmare of a drama in The Disaster Artist. So Wiseau's right. The world is his oyster at the moment, after years of him being a laughingstock-turned-cult-hero. The American Dream is real.
Tommy Wiseau also is peaking as someone who is probably very happy to be invited to the party, as The Disaster Artist painted him as a bit of an outsider to the Entertainment Industry who was looked down on by casting agents and rejected by producers. These snubs allegedly led to him taking on The Room himself, writing, directing and funding this oddball endeavor. Never in his wildest dreams did Tommy probably imagine that he'd be on stage for the Globes, so when he finally got there, he reached for the mic. It looked like this:
Tommy Wiseau may get more opportunities to grab the mic away from James Franco. The Academy is currently convening and weighing their possible Oscar nominees. The Disaster Artist has a very good chance of staying in the conversation, and Franco might be in the Best Actor race. If he can pull off a win at the Academy Awards, there's no way he's NOT bringing Tommy on stage at the Oscars. Will he let him speak? We'll find out soon enough.