Friday, 20 April, 2018

James Franco Brings Tommy Wiseau Onstage For 'Disaster Artist' Golden Globes Speech

Meher Tatna president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. at the Golden Globe Awards preview day on Jan. 4 Meher Tatna president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. at the Golden Globe Awards preview day on Jan. 4
Freda Brock | 13 January, 2018, 03:25

In two subsequent tweets, she both mentioned her fellow 80s star (and current Mr. Robot star) Christian Slater, and employed the #MeToo tag.

Ally Sheedy wondered why James Franco was even allowed at the Golden Globes this year, considering the #TimesUp theme, in a series of mysterious and since deleted Tweets Sunday night.

"Nineteen years ago, this guy was stuck in traffic from the Golden Globes, he said to his best friend Greg [Sestero], 'Golden Globes?"

No such luck. However, the Los Angeles Times caught up with Wiseau after the ceremony, at which point praised Franco as an actor and director. So what, I'm not invited.

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Franco was joined on stage by his brother Dave Franco, who also starred in the movie, and Wiseau, which made ideal sense considering the fact "The Disaster Artist" actually based on him.

"The Disaster Artist" costar Seth Rogen (the most famous Seth in the room, as we learned) introduced the comedy film nominee by talking about his first experience viewing "The Room".

'I know they don't want me.I don't wait for Hollywood. Franco shut that down pretty quick, but it was probably the only way that moment could have gone. Franco's gesture and the Golden Globes' decision to honor him, many pointed out, felt like an insult for a night that was intended as a protest and opportunity to support survivors and victims. Shame on James for not letting Tommy speak!

James admitted in the winners' room backstage that he hadn't originally planned on bringing Tommy on stage if he won. 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. It was widely reported that Franco offered to rent a room to hang out with the "almost" 18-year-old, who went on to publish their correspondence online. "It definitely made me laugh when I watched it".

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