The Room’s Greg Sestero praises Newcastle’s ‘elegance’ ahead of Tyneside Cinema appearance

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The Room star and Miracle Valley director Greg Sestero was full of praise for Newcastle, where he’ll screen both films at Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema is set to receive actor and director Greg Sestero, known for his work on cult classic The Room for a special screening of his latest feature.

In an exclusive interview with NewcastleWorld, the Best F(r)iends and Big Shark star praised the city for its “elegance” and looks forward to returning to showcase a double bill anniversary event.

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Heading up the screening is an anniversary screening of The Room, followed by Sestero’s latest feature, Miracle Valley, which he directs and stars in.

Speaking of Newcastle, Sestero, who last visited to screen his second and third Tommy Wiseau collaborations, Best F(r)iends Volume I & II, was full of praise for the city.

He said: “I’ve been to a lot of UK cities so sometimes they start to blur but Newcastle really had an elegance to it. I loved the downtown; the river was beautiful.

“Hopefully I have a day or two to check out the city.”

Sestero is visiting the city on the tour of both his new feature, Miracle Valley, a horror feature about an obsessive photographer, and The Room, the Tommy Wiseau-directed classic that Sestero featured in.

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The 2003 feature prompted the best-selling book from Sestero, The Disaster Artist, and its subsequent adaptation starring James Franco.

Speaking of the adaptation, Sestero said it was a “refreshing” piece and that he “really enjoyed it”.

The actor has had an “unorthodox” career, from appearing on cult hit The Room to a minor role on The Haunting of Bly Manor but says it is “good to take breaks” and “try different things”.

His latest venture sees him behind the camera as director of Miracle Valley, an experience he hopes will offer fans of The Room something new.

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Sestero said: “I feel like they’ve [the fans] supported The Room for so many years. It’s always fun to surprise them and give them something fresh and see what they think.”

Greg Sestero will appear at Tyneside Cinema for a double bill screening of The Room and Miracle Mile on April 28.

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