Highlights from my late night facebook chat with the one and only Greg Sestero

MV5BMTEwMDExNjA0NDJeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU3MDYxMzkxMzE@._V1._SX407_SY400_For most who know me, or for those who have been in contact with me over the course of the past few months, my obsession with Tommy Wisseau’s cinematic tour de force, The Room, and particularly with Room co-star Greg Sestero probably isn’t too much of a secret.  For a couple of months it was all I could think about, the topic of nearly every one of my conversations.  As time passed, The Room became more and more a part of who I was and less a simple form of entertainment.  So, it goes without saying, that I wasn’t going to stop at merely viewing this thing in the comforts of my own home.  I wanted to talk to the people responsible for this life changing film.  But I had no way of doing so, and up until last night, I didn’t think I ever would.

The other night, while clicking about facebook, seeing if the name Greg Sestero was in anybody else’s Facebook information, as it is in my profile under Political Views, I found that Mr. Sestero was in fact a participant in the cultural internet phenomenon.  Needless to say, I sent a friend request his way without hesitation.

The request was promptly accepted within hours, as notified by one of the coolest emails I have ever received: “Greg Sestero has confirmed your friend request on Facebook.”  Of course, suspicious of phoniness, I wasn’t all too excited.  But then, last night, upon scouring the list of online friends in fb chat as I do so often, there appeared the man himself.  At first I shrugged it off, but then reflected, “Why not give him a try, if it isn’t him, who cares?  If it is, all the better.”

I am glad I didn’t succumb to my inhibitions.  Greg Sestero is on facebook, and he’s willing to talk to you.   A warm reception, prompt answers to my arduous questioning, and legitimate conversation ensued at the late hour of 1 am.  Here is the result of my late night shenanigans, Enjoy:

Drew

is this the real greg sestero

1:17amGreg

yes

1:17amDrew

how can i be sure?

1:17amGreg

You’re tearing me apart!

1:17amDrew

that is a tommy quote

1:18amGreg

I’m just sitting here thinking…

1:18amDrew

ok so you’re a fake

i see

1:18amGreg

it’s really me

1:19amDrew

can you tell me what part of patch adams you’re in?

1:20amGreg

The funeral scene when the Monica Potter character dies….

1:20amDrew

wow amazing

ive been meaning to try to find you

you just saved me some time

1:20amGreg

middle of the movie..in it for about 6 seconds

1:20amDrew

btw, i watched retro puppetmaster

1:21amGreg

haha enjoy it?

1:21amDrew

you’re good in it, but the movie as a whole is rather disappointing

1:21amGreg

I know..it was fun shooting in Romania. but i didnt care for the final edit

1:22amDrew

got any jobs in the works?

1:22amGreg

http://popwatch.ew.com/2008/12/30/the-room-postsc/

follow up from ew…a lot of buzz from The Room..who would have thought:)

1:23amDrew

i mean, you’re the best part of the room

1:24amGreg

thanks…it was a blast making it…i never thought anyone would see it…how did u find it?

1:24amDrew

i read about it in EW

and then bought it for my friend

and watching it was the best thing i ever did

1:25amGreg

The EW article really helped explain the madness..have you seen it with an audience?

1:25amDrew

no

ive been dying to

1:25amGreg

u have to…what city r u in?

1:25amDrew

i am in MD

but i go to school a few hours from NYC

1:29amGreg

did you see the abc news clip?

1:29amDrew

no i did not

1:29amGreg

ABC World News
http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=14786238

you have to watch it…this was abc world news with charles gibson

1:30amDrew

i will definitely

would you ever be interested in an official interview

i write for a blog

and do my own blog

maybe just something over facebook like this

we could even do one right now, lol

1:31amGreg

yeah..the next few weeks are a little crazy, but at the end of the month

1:31amDrew

what about tommy?

ive been really interested in the movie since i saw it

1:31amGreg

sept would b good

1:31amDrew

thatd be great

how should we do it?

1:32amGreg

facebook or phone

http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/03/23/the-room-takes/

here’s another link for you

1:33amDrew

haha awesome

so how do you feel about the room

did you think while you were making it, that it was going to be a good film

1:34amGreg

it’s pretty amazing what’s it turned into…i never thought a good film, just entertaining:)

1:36amDrew

well do you think it’s funny? Or do you take it as a serious work?

1:37amGreg

i think it’s hilarious! trying not to laugh a lot of times was part of the challenge:)

1:37amDrew

yeah thats what i was wondering!

like there are some scenes that i wonder if it was unbearable to shoot. Was it incredibly painful to be a part of?

1:37amGreg

the part where mike falls in the trashcan was my fav or in a few minutes bitch

1:37amDrew

in that sense

1:38amGreg

some scenes were difficult..i just just kept thinking..paycheck:)

1:38amDrew

hahaha

as far as the budget, Tommy claims its in the millions? Was that partially because he overpaid you guys as actors? overpaid the music credits?

did you make a lot of money working on it?

1:40amGreg

let’s save these fun questions for the interview:) i gotta hit the sack….

1:41amDrew

ok

do you mind if i post this convo on my blog

1:41amGreg

Blog it as a whole when we finish watch the abc news clip you’ll love it!!

1:42amDrew

id like to get what i have up now just for fun

nobody reads it anyways

and ill watch those things right away

is that cool?

1:43amGreg

sounds good

1:43amDrew

okey dokey

how should we set up the interview?

can i get your email or something

1:43amGreg

XXXXXXXXXX

1:44amDrew

alright do you respond there?

1:44amGreg

yes

1:44amDrew

should we just communicate through there and facebook? id really like to have something scheduled

lol

im thrilled to actually be talking to you

lol

1:45amGreg

prob the first week of sept

1:46amDrew

ok

ill just talk to you through fb and email then

if you dont mind ask tommy about coming to skidmore college for a screening and talk

1:46amGreg

sounds good! Youre a sport

1:46amDrew

haha thanks, love your work

big fan

1:47amGreg

🙂:)

1:47amDrew

keep off the grass, its no wonder you cant think straight

Greg

lol

I plan to interview the man officially come September, and hopefully the room cast will Grace the Skidmore campus in the fall semester.  Thanks for your time Greg.

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4 Responses to Highlights from my late night facebook chat with the one and only Greg Sestero

  1. dubs gaygan says:

    the one and ony! i agree

  2. Dave says:

    What a cool guy.

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  4. Will says:

    Did you end up doing the interview? Please update.

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