Greensboro Native Gets Payback After Starring in ‘Worst Movie of All Time’
Greensboro, NC — After graduating from Duke University, Greensboro native Robyn Paris moved to Los Angeles in search of Hollywood dreams. What she found instead was a starring role in “The Room,” a film many believe is the most hilariously awful movie ever made.
Today, Paris has managed to escape “The Room” and is now developing an independent mockumentary titled “The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?”
Paris, who graduated from Grimsley High School, will return to her hometown for a special screening of “The Room” at Geeksboro Coffee & Beverage Company at 10 p.m. Fri., Jan. 13. The screening will include a Q&A with Paris and a preview of her mockumentary, which is a work in progress.
Like many of the actors who starred in “The Room,” Paris was trying to establish herself as a performer, hoping to score a professional film credit on her resume. What she didn’t know is that her supporting role as Michelle would be part of the awful cinematic catastrophe that would be “The Room.” Boasting an awful screenplay and equally terrible directing by the mysterious indie director Tommy Wiseau, the film seeped into theaters in 2003, only to bubble into a cult film phenomenon.
Audiences now pack theaters across the country to mock and laugh at the film and hurl plastic spoons across the screen. The film has also garnered the attention of many celebrities, including James Franco and Seth Rogen, who are producing “The Masterpiece,” a narrative film that chronicles the making of the film.
Actress June Diane Raphael will portray Paris in the film, opposite Franco as Wiseau.
“The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?” is Paris’ response to the cult surrounding “The Room.” Featuring many of her former co-stars from the original production, Paris’ mockumentary, which she funded via Kickstarter, offers a comedic, fictionalized take on how the movie affected their lives.
Tickets for this special, one-night-only ‘homecoming’ screening of “The Room” are $15 each, and are available online at www.geeksboro.com/theroomparis.