What Tommy Wiseau was going to say at the Golden Globes

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The internet lit up like a bonfire in July last night, when James Franco denied Tommy Wiseau a chance to speak during his acceptance speech, at Sunday's Golden Globes. Upon winning the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Franco – who plays Wiseau in THE DISASTER ARTIST film – invited the peculiar filmmaker to join him onstage. Only … when Wiseau motioned to say a few words into the microphone, THE ROOM creator was playfully shooed away by Franco, and denied his chance to deliver a message to those in attendance.

Of course, the question now is this: What was Tommy going to say? Did Franco help to avoid a verbal fiasco from one of Hollywood's most unpredictable personalities? Or, was Wiseau simply hoping to convey a message of love and thanks to the many people who for so many years have dismissed his contribution to the medium?

Thankfully, The Los Angeles Times caught up with Wiseau, and asked if he could tell them what he would have said if he were not interrupted by Franco during that awkward moment. Tommy then told the entertainment outlet, “If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live.” He then added, “See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it’s real.”

Wiseau then reiterated his statement via his personal Twitter account:

Well, that certainly is a harmless sentiment, and perhaps one that should have been shared in the first place. While I can understand Franco's trepidation in regard to surrendering the mic to Wiseau, I feel like Tommy's message is something they could have rehearsed and agreed upon ahead of time. Oh well, perhaps Wiseau will have another crack at delivering his speech when the Academy Awards arrive in just a few months.

THE DISASTER ARTIST is playing in select theaters right now.

Source: The Los Angeles Times

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.