Rainn Wilson changes his Twitter name — sort of — for climate change ‘stunt’
The Oscar winner has a new Twitter name inspired by the fact that his new book is about “a political system that is rigged against the very people that it was supposed to serve.”
The name is Rainer M. W. Rainer M. W. is not the name of a male lead in a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie or an actor in “Downton Abbey.” It’s his Twitter name, and it doesn’t sound like he’s a doctor, or a football coach or a politician. It definitely doesn’t sound like the name of the man who was once a child star in an animated television movie.
It’s “Rainn W. Rainer,” and I was reminded of it last week when the Oscar Winner for his supporting performance as the love-drunk father in “Ain’t It a Grand World” in “The Princess Diaries” suddenly changed his Twitter name from @RainnW to @RainnWilson.
“Ain’t it a grand world…”
The movie, for those who don’t know, was produced in tandem with the U.K.’s The Royal Shakespeare Company, where Rainer played the title role in a play called “The Laramie Project.” The Royal Shakespeare Company performed the play at London’s West End theatres, often under the title of “Ain’t It a Grand World?”.
In the play, a character tries to convince his wife that their family is having a life that is anything but grand. In the play, he says, “Ain’t it a grand world. A million dollars, a home in the suburbs. You’re so lucky. You’re so lucky.”
In real life, of course, rain has not been a good to anyone since, oh, sometime forever. But Rainer apparently thinks it’s a grand world, a million dollars, and a home in the suburbs. So, with his