Stars are coming collectively to assist the Writers Guild of America after the labor union declared a writers’ strike on Could 2. For months, the inevitable strike has been looming over Hollywood after the WGA and Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) failed to achieve an settlement on their subsequent three-year contract, largely over disputes of compensation for writers. Because of this, all members of the WGA have vowed to not write or promote new scripts for TV exhibits or motion pictures till the union votes to finish the strike. And now, a few of Hollywood’s greatest names are talking out and standing with the picketers in assist of the WGA’s combat.
Some stars, like Colin Farrell and Pete Davidson, have been displaying their assist by stopping by WGA picket traces. In the meantime, Drew Barrymore confirmed her assist by pulling out of her 2023 MTV Film & TV Awards internet hosting gig in solidarity with the hanging writers, her rep confirmed to POPSUGAR on Could 4. “I’ve listened to the writers, and with a purpose to really respect them, I’ll pivot from internet hosting the MTV Film & TV Awards reside in solidarity with the strike,” Barrymore mentioned in an announcement. “All the pieces we rejoice and honor about motion pictures and tv is born out of their creation. And till an answer is reached, I’m selecting to attend.”
Forward of the strike, many stars who attended this 12 months’s Met Gala on Could 1 spoke to Selection about their ideas on the writers’ strike, with Brian Tyree Henry saying, “I simply hope that everybody is handled equally. I hope they get what they deserve and I hope individuals take heed to them. Individuals strike for a cause.” Amanda Seyfried also spoke to the outlet on the crimson carpet and mentioned, “I do not get what the issue is,” including that the strike is “obligatory.” “All the pieces modified with streaming and everybody needs to be compensated for his or her work. It is f*cking simple.”
Elsewhere, TV creators like “Abbott Elementary” star Quinta Brunson told AP News, “I am a member of WGA and assist WGA, and them getting — we, us — getting what we want.”
Because the writers’ strike kicked off, quite a few TV exhibits and films have shut down manufacturing (i.e., filming and airing new episodes), together with “Saturday Night time Stay,” which canceled an episode that was to be hosted by present alum Davidson. On Could 3, “SNL” star Bowen Yang, who’s joined the strike, instructed The Hollywood Reporter of the comedy sketch present, “I am actually disillusioned. We had just a few good exhibits left, I believe. All of us got here again rested and able to work on Monday.” He added, “Pete was very excited to host, regardless that he knew there was an enormous asterisk on the week, and there was a looming risk it won’t occur. I believe we had been all prepared to offer it our all for the subsequent three weeks earlier than the season ended.”
Different celebrities who’ve joined the writers’ strike as picketers to this point embody Susan Sarandon, Rob Lowe, Cynthia Nixon, Natasha Lyonne, Ayo Edebiri, Ilana Glazer, Zach Cherry, and Invoice Nye. Scroll forward to see which different stars are supporting the strike.
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