Tommy Wiseau wasn’t at the Oscars Sunday, but it wasn’t for lack of trying snag a couple of tickets.
“The Room” writer, director and actor took to Twitter to try to charm a ticket out of Mark Hamill, who presented during the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. While Wiseau appealed to the “Star Wars” actor with his signature “The Room” line — “Oh hi Mark!” — and got an answer from Luke Skywalker himself, it wasn’t quite enough to get Wiseau and “The Room” co-star Greg Sestero to the show.
In fact, the Force wasn’t even with Hamill, who said he couldn’t get extra tickets for anybody — not even his own kids. He also took the opportunity to thank Wiseau for originating a line Hamill has apparently heard quite a few times since “The Room” became something of a cult hit.
— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) March 4, 2018
Oh hi Tommy! Wish I could help you but I can't even get extra #Oscars tickets for my kids. I really owe you since now whenever people greet me I get to hear the quote from The Room. Plus-if you saw #LastJedi you'd know (SPOILER ALERT) I turned off The Force. https://t.co/wO6OYZVsWi
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 4, 2018
The exchange between the two actors had quite a few fans losing it.
You did not turn off the Force! You did NOT! pic.twitter.com/cx0vFHoNYl
— Brian Danuff (@briandanuff) March 4, 2018
— Christine Casagrande (@XtineBigHouse) March 4, 2018
I'm never deleting this app
— Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) March 4, 2018
— Nairb (@iRTlikecrazy) March 4, 2018
Wiseau might not have found any help getting to the Oscars among the Jedi, but he did make it to an awards show this year. Wiseau appeared on stage with James and Dave Franco at the Golden Globes in January. James Franco accepted the award for best actor in a comedy or musical for playing Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist,” the movie he and his brother made about the making of “The Room,” based on Sestero’s book.
While James Franco brought both Wiseau and his brother on stage for his acceptance speech, he stopped short of allowing Wiseau to speak during the show. Maybe Wiseau was hoping for some Force assistance in that department this time, since he had something he wanted to say last time.
Hamill wasn’t the only “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actor to present at the Oscars. He joined Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran and the rolling droid BB-8 on stage to announce the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Short.