Top stuff, etc., but news today courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter has emerged that the shoot wasn’t exactly plain-sailing, perhaps mirroring the fraught making of The Room. Essentially, producer and star Rogen has said that he had issues with Franco, because he stayed in character as the film’s director and star, Tommy Wiseau, for the entire making of the movie. I can empathise with Rogen here, as I can imagine that getting pretty tiresome.
“I couldn’t deal with it, straight up, for the first two days. People would come up and ask me, ‘Where’s James?’ And I was always like ‘He’s right fucking there!’
“My grandmother came out and she just did not get what the fuck was happening. She was walking around like, ‘I thought James was in the movie?’ I never explained it to her.”
Of course, it’s not like they had a giant barney and now both hate each other’s guts, but I rate old James Franco can get a tad frustrating at times. Still, hopefully his method went towards a great performance, because I’m still ultra-pumped to catch this. Particularly after it came out that Tommy Wiseau has given it his (almost) full blessing, saying:
“[I] support The Disaster Artist 99.9 percent. You may ask me what is the 0.01 percent later.”
Wiseau there, being as cryptic as he is about how bloody old he is.
The Disaster Artist is out in the UK on 1 December - see you there.