Stars are coming collectively to help 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 films 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 help of the WGA’s struggle.
Some stars, like Mandy Patinkin and Pete Davidson, have been displaying their help by stopping by WGA picket strains. In the meantime, Drew Barrymore confirmed her help 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 as a way to actually respect them, I’ll pivot from internet hosting the MTV Film & TV Awards stay in solidarity with the strike,” Barrymore stated in an announcement. “All the things we have fun and honor about films 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. Folks strike for a motive.” Amanda Seyfried additionally spoke to the outlet on the purple carpet and stated, “I do not get what the issue is,” including that the strike is “mandatory.” “All the things modified with streaming and everybody ought to be compensated for his or her work. It is f*cking straightforward.”
Elsewhere, TV creators like “Abbott Elementary” star Quinta Brunson instructed AP Information, “I am a member of WGA and help WGA, and them getting — we, us — getting what we want.”
For the reason that writers’ strike kicked off, a variety of TV exhibits and films have shut down manufacturing (i.e., filming and airing new episodes), together with “Saturday Evening Dwell,” 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 disenchanted. 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, despite the fact that he knew there was an enormous asterisk on the week, and there was a looming chance it may not occur. I believe we have been all prepared to provide it our all for the subsequent three weeks earlier than the season ended.”
Different celebrities who’ve joined the writers’ strike as picketers thus far embrace 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.