Photo: Collection Christophel/Alamy Stock Photo. But there’s another surprising face in the first episode of The Haunting of Bly Manor: Greg Sestero. Created, written,… KO! She had seen The Room, but we didn’t go into that. Nerdist recently hopped on the phone with Sestero to chat about the surprising cameo, how he came to be in the show, and his own upcoming horror project. Yes, Mark, best friend of Johnny—a.k.a Tommy Wiseau—from The Room. Bly Manor's Biggest Surprise Is The Room's Greg Sestero Greg Sestero, known for his role in the infamously bad film The Room, has a cameo in Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor. It was just exciting to work on something that was so well produced. If so, then you already caught a few surprise faces. The actor said that he thought the cult popularity of The Room would help land him more film roles and help build his career. It felt like you were back in a really period time, and just the way they set it up—it really transported you to a different world. I guess we had met at a screening of The Room in like 2009 or 2010. This post contains spoilers for the first episode of The Haunting of Bly Manor. She also has a diploma in Writing for Film & Television from Vancouver Film School. What about a guy by the name of Mythrol? He’s been a great supporter and just—I learned a lot also watching him work. Streaming now on Netflix, The Haunting of Bly Manor stars Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amelia Eve, T'Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Tahirah Sharif, Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and Henry Thomas, with Kate Siegel, Katie Parker, Alex Essoe and Matthew Holness. By Margaret Lockyer Oct 17, 2020 Have you started The Haunting of Bly Manor? She likes practicing yoga, talking about movies, and petting dogs. The actor's cameo could be seen as a distraction from the series' overall spooky atmosphere, but it is also the result of Sestero's years of struggle to find work within the entertainment industry. So this last year, I spent writing and directing a horror film kind of inspired through my experience of working on Haunting and getting to hear his story about how all you really need a camera, actors, and an idea, and you can really make something. Plus, we included their Instagrams so you can do some investigating of your own. In 1999, Sestero was cast as the lead in Retro Puppet Master. Flanagan is one of the most beloved and popular modern horror directors whose projects routinely receive praise from fans and critics alike. But it’s funny, because now I can’t say that The Room didn’t get me acting work, because it finally paid off and put me in something that’s good. So he was a big inspiration for me with that. Unfortunately for Flanagan, he was too late, as James Franco was already in the process of making adaptation, for which he won a Golden Globe for his performance as Tommy Wiseau. We could watch history repeat itself on The Masked Singer season 4.