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BookDrunk Radio: ‘The Room’s Greg Sestero (And Michael Rousselet) On ‘The Disaster Artist’

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I wrote up part one of my massive Greg Sestero interview (in honor of the 12th anniversary of The Room) yesterday, and I’ll have part two coming later this week. In the meantime, you can listen to the full audio version of the interview right now! I mean, if you want. It’s your life.

Greg Sestero is perhaps best known for playing Mark in The Room (“Oh, hi, Mark.”). He’s also the co-author of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. Michael Rousselet is co-director of Dude Bro Party Massacre III (which also happens to star Greg Sestero). Rousselet was one of the first people to discover The Room, helping to make it a cult hit, and is  credited for starting many of The Room‘s now familiar audience participation trends, like throwing spoons at the screen and delivering babies. Might be kidding about that second one.

I got them together 12 years almost to the day after the first The Room screening, to ask Greg what it was like being Tommy Wiseau’s producing partner and roommate, his teenage modeling days in Europe, and what it’s like having had his life inexorably tied to Tommy Wiseau’s for close to 20 years now. And to ask Mike about the first time he saw The Room, and what possessed him to force everyone he knew to watch it. How old is Tommy Wiseau? Where is Tommy Wiseau actually from? How did Tommy Wiseau get so rich, and how could he afford to blow $6 million on The Room? What does it all mean? Where am I right now? We answer some or all of these questions on this week’s BookDrunk Radio.

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