James Franco directed The Disaster Artist entirely in Tommy Wiseau's voice

While I've seen worse movies (*cough*BIRDEMIC*cough*, *cough*FATEFUL FINDINGS*cough*), THE ROOM is certainly up there. But at least you can say it's never boring - bonkers, incoherent, and badly made - but never boring. A large part of that (besides the crazy-ass plot turns like random drug dealers and breast cancer) is the leading man/director Tommy Wiseau. He's an enigma, like an alien who is trying (badly) to impersonate human behavior. It's a sight to behold.

So James Franco has pretty big shoes to fill playing the enigmatic Wiseau in the upcoming THE DISASTER ARTIST. But the thing is, Franco isn't just acting in the film, he's also directing it. And, according to Entertainment Weekly, he stayed in character and directed the movie in Wiseau's voice!

Here's what co-star Jason Mantzoukas (of HOW DID THIS GET MADE fame), who had a short scene with Franco, had to say about it:

Franco directed the whole movie in character as Tommy Wiseau...Well, I should amend that — he wasn’t in character as Tommy Wiseau, but once he started the day doing Tommy’s voice, he would spend the rest of the day doing the voice. So, it wasn’t like he was pretending to be Tommy, but it was like James using Tommy’s speech pattern and accent. It was really special and very funny.

What a funny story, Jason!

Meanwhile, THE DISASTER ARTIST will hit theaters December 1st

Extra Tidbit: What's everyone's favorite THE ROOM moment? I'm still always struck by the random friend at the party who acts like he's been there the whole time.
Source: EW



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