Celebrities Who Have Been Supporting The SAG-AFTRA Strike!

With the SAG/AFTRA strike still being fought, we decided to take a look at some notable actors who have picketed in solidarity with their fellow actors.

Pedro Pascal


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As if slaying zombies in HBO’s The Last of Us and exploring a galaxy, far far away as the Mandalorian in Star Wars: The Mandalorian didn’t make Pedro Pascal one of the most exciting actors of the last decade, he has also been front in center in the picket line, thanking writers for their work and urging people to stay hydrated as they demand industry changes.

Jack Black


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Proudly supporting on his own Instagram, Jack Black has been seen on the picket line standing in solidarity. After playing Bowser in the high-grossing The Super Mario Bros. Movie and serenading crowds with his epic guitar skills, he can still find the time to help those who need him, which will hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul


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The first duo on the list, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul stopped “breaking bad” in order to grab picket signs and voice their support for the Writer’s Guild. Cranston had even taken it a step forward and addressed Disney C.E.O Bob Iger directly and said, “I know, sir, that you look through things through a different lens. We don’t expect you to understand who we are, but we ask you to hear us. And beyond that, to listen to us when we tell you, we will not be having our jobs taken away and given to robots!” Cranston no doubt said this in response to Iger stating that the demands of SAG-AFTRA were “unreasonable”, referring to a labor contract with higher pay and limits on the use of artificial intelligence. With an Emmy award-winning actor being so vocal and leading the charge for industry change, hopefully, negotiations between both parties will go more smoothly.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson


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Some show their support for the strike by maybe using social media as a platform for activism, some perhaps are even physically striking. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson found another way to show his support: by donating the biggest sum of money since the foundation’s inception in 1985. Though the exact figure of the donation has not been disclosed at this time, it is reported that it is somewhere in the 7 figure range. Variety reported that in response to a letter from the foundation’s president Courtney B. Vance to 2,700 of the highest-paid actors in the film industry, Johnson’s “seven-figure donation” was received. This money is going directly to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Relief Fund, in which union members can get emergency aid through the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Relief Fund during a strike meaning union members can thankfully rest easy financially while battling for industry changes.

George Takei


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“Oh my!” indeed. Star Trek royalty George Takei is no stranger to speaking up for the disenfranchised, constantly celebrating and defending LGBTQ+ people on Twitter and other mediums. Now, he finds himself shoulder to shoulder with fellow protestors on the picket line spreading smiles and throwing up some Vulcan Salutes. With the power of George Takei at its disposal may SAG-AFTRA and its members live long and prosper in these uncertain times.

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