On a night that will be remembered mostly for her somber attire, her sober attitude and the enthusiastic speech of Oprah Winfrey, there was at least a glimpse of the classic and wild unpredictability of the Golden Globes. That was provided, appropriately, by James Franco, Tommy Wiseau and the short story "The Disaster Artist"
when Franco won the lead actor in a movie, comedy or musical for his performance of Wiseau, Franco grabbed his younger brother and co-star Dave Franco and dragged him to the stage. And then, from somewhere far, far away, in the back of the room, Wiseau arrived, taking the stage with Franco's exhortation. When Wiseau arrived on the stage, he went straight to the microphone, but James Franco physically blocked him.
Franco, on the other hand, read a speech from his phone, according to Wiseau: "Nineteen years ago he was stuck in traffic, from the Golden Globes, he told his best friend Greg," – and here Franco launched briefly the distinctive and uncontrollable Wiseau accent – "Golden Globes, so what, I'm not invited." I know they do not want me, boy with an accent, long hair, so I show them. my own movie & # 39; "
Resuming with his own voice, Franco continued, "I am very happy to share this moment with him today."
The film is directed by and stars Franco, who plays Wiseau in the story about the making of the now-famous 2003 film "The Room". Wiseau wrote, directed and starred in "The Room" and put it in theaters to qualify for the Academy Awards. Although it was not even a blip at the box office at the time, the movie has become a favorite of modern cult, playing for rabid fans from all over the world.
Earlier in the evening, a clip package for "The Disaster Artist" was presented by Seth Rogen, producer and co-star of the film. He recalled seeing the long-running billboard in Los Angeles for "The Room" that showed a menacing picture of Wiseau: "It seemed like a vampire went to a costume party disguised as Johnny Depp."
Rogen pointed out that the billboard featured a telephone number, and that "if you called the number, it was him: the writer, director, star, producer of the movie answered the phone".
He described the film saying: "What they treated you was something so bad, but so nice that it really made you question the nature of the quality itself."
"Only my good friend James Franco is strange enough to think that showing the story of the people who made this movie would be the best way for every stranger who has been rejected to know that their dream can come true, "continued Rogen. "Maybe not the exact way they expected, but they're here, that's crazy."
However, throughout the night, for a film about teamwork and friendship, the "Disaster Artist" team found itself divided into the Golden Globes ceremony. Dave Franco told The Times, " Believe me it was all "about trying to get everyone together. Even Alison Brie, an actress in the film, Dave Franco's wife in real life and also nominated for her performance on the Netflix series "GLOW", was at another table.
Dave Franco also mentioned that he had not planned on going to the stage with his brother if he were to win, but James dragged him in at the time.
Even when wearing a tuxedo that Burberry had given him, Wiseau also wore his belts with chains, his long hair and sunglasses, highlighting the mystique created by himself that follows him as a fine colony.
Wiseau and his friend Greg Sestero – co-star in "The Room" and co-writer of the book "The Disaster Artist" that inspired Franco's movie – were at a separate table further back in the room. When asked if he was upset because they were not closer, Wiseau exhibited the same spirit that animates the film about him: "It does not matter, we are here!"
When social networks broke out due to the fact that Wiseau did was so close and he was still so far from speaking at an awards show, he was denied the opportunity to speak from the stage, Rogen felt the same way, telling The Times: "I want to know what Tommy was going to say! It seemed he was going for it!"
Franco and Wiseau have exhibited an unusual and complex dynamic between them at times, perhaps never more than in the Wiseau's essentially positive comments about "The Disaster Artist" with occasional complaints he does not understand "He throws a soccer ball as badly as Franco did in the movie."
In James Franco's victory for his performance, Wiseau told The Times: "He did a great job, speaking as a director and actor. I think he made a great effort, which sometimes from the outside is extremely difficult to understand. He did it well with an accent. His brother Dave did well too. They really studied the character. But he does not know how to throw football, that's for sure! "
And as to what he might have said if he spoke from the stage on Sunday night, even the strange stranger Wiseau could read the room, his message would have been simply this:" If many people loved each other, the world It would be a better place to live. "
Then he added:" See & # 39; The Room & # 39 ;, have fun and enjoy life. The American dream is alive, and it is real. "
Times Times writers Jen Yamato and Amy Kaufman contributed to this report.
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