Tommy Wiseau might not have directed The Room


For centuries, scholars have debated whether some of the greatest plays ever written really were authored by William Shakespeare, an argument that challenges the legacy of some of the most important cultural artefacts in human history. According to /Film (from an offline EW article), an argument of even greater magnitude may be about to break: script supervisor Sandy Schklair is claiming that he, rather than the great Tommy Wiseau, was the true director of cult classic The Room. According to Schklair, the conversation that led to him taking the chair was an exchange worthy of the film itself:

Schklair: “Umm…you want me to direct your project?”
Wiseau: “No! I am director!”
Schklair: “Yeah, you’re the director, whatever. But you want me to direct your movie for you?”
Wiseau: “Yes, please.”

Wiseau denies the conversation ever happened, but /Film has a quote from an anonymous actor that backs up Schklair’s claims. There’s no definitive proof whether his claims are true or if he’s just trying to jump on the Room bandwagon to boost his profile (which makes a kind of weird sense, I suppose), but it must be stressful for Wiseau. In fact, it might be TEARING HIM APART!