Even after 15 years of on-and-off partnership, Wiseau and Sestero do not look like two people who belong in the same room together, never mind an international signing tour. Sestero has Disney Prince hair and is wearing a replica of Ryan Gosling’s Drive jacket. Wiseau, on the other hand, looks exactly like how any fan of The Room would expect him to look. He’s wearing wraparound sunglasses (indoors, after sunset), a pink tie, and about three superfluous belts. He doesn’t seem to have aged since he filmed The Room more than 10 years ago.
One of Tommy Wiseau’s many eccentricities is his desire to stay absolutely silent on the subject of his age. Sestero’s book characterises this as an obsession with youth, but some fans jokingly theorise that he’s a vampire. His vaguely Eastern European accent and long, straggly dyed-black hair add a lot to the image, but the most convincing detail is the fact that there is a photo of him that appears to be from the 1970s and shows almost the same Tommy Wiseau we see before us.
At the Q&A before the screening, an overly confident fan asks Wiseau his birthday. Wiseau gives the month and day easily enough, but the year is obviously a no-go area. Truth be told, I didn’t even bother asking him myself. Barring some kind of criminal investigation, no one is ever going to find out Tommy Wiseau’s real name, never mind his date of birth. From my interview with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero, creator and co-star of the infamous “worst film ever made,” The Room.
I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world! —Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood. (via leanin)
poetryondemand asked: A dude friend demanded I "name one" female superhero who could head her own movie. I gave him a list. He said he hadn't heard of any, so they couldn't be A-listers. I said Captain Marvel, Black Widow, She-Hulk are solo titles. He said they still "couldn't handle" a solo movie. I gave up. (btw he also made several factual errors that, if he'd been a girl, the other dudes would've crucified him for, but they didn't say anything.) What are we supposed to do?
Kill him and eat him in front of the others. It’s the only way they learn.
Reminder that Iron Man wasn’t “A-list” before his first movie.
Erm….How was Iron Man not “A-List”? He has several solo titles and is one of the main protagonists in the Avengers…. Iron Man is pretty much the definition of “A-List”
See the bit where I said “Before his movie”. He wasn’t, he really wasn’t, one of the top names before a) Ellis and Granov’s Extremis arc/reboot and b) his first movie.
Until that point he was moderately successful, within comics, but certainly wasn’t a huge hit, and crucially, very few people outside of comic readers had any idea who he was.
Reminder that Black Widow had a solo film in production before the first Iron Man movie, and the reason it was cancelled was her gender.
One of my best friends has been an Iron Man fan his whole life, and he was STUNNED when the movie was green-lit, because Iron Man wasn’t A-list. We MADE these characters A-list, by loving their movies.
In another world, very close to this one, Black Widow is THE name to beat in comic book movies right now. I want to live there.
Ant-Man is getting his own movie
Daredevil had a movie
Ghost Rider has had 2 movies
Punisher’s had 2 movies (recently, in total he’s had 3)
Blade’s had 3 movies and a TV show
These are all “A-listers”?
I bet you most people had no clue who Blade was before the movies made him a success.
They invented a white dude out of whole cloth in the movie series in Coulson, and now he’s in video games, a live action series, an animated series, and in the comics.
Captain/Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, etc all have more of a comics history and name recognition than Coulson who didn’t even exist 6 years ago. People act like who gets a movie is like some sort of sports draft, and they’re being picked by their college/comic accomplishments, rather than these are fictional characters who are popular if there is the will to write them well & promote them.
Can we just bring this back to Kelly Sue’s answer which is downright perfect?
Anonymous asked: Most anticipated movie of 2014?
in no particular order: snowpiercer, maleficent, captain america 2, how to train your dragon, under the skin, x-men: days of future past.