A-List actors Olivia Wilde and Mark Ruffalo have joined the SAG-AFTRA strike in New York City.
Wilde and Ruffalo joined thousands of performers on picket lines in the biggest entertainment industry strike in six decades. This strike poses a threat to production at home and abroad and may continue until the end of the year.
On the first day of the SAG-AFTRA strike, four protests took place simultaneously in New York City. Members from various unions, including the Writers Guild, IATSE, and local Democratic Socialists of America, joined in on the picket lines. Similar protests were also happening in Los Angeles.
Despite challenging weather conditions, picketers gathered in front of notable offices such as Netflix, Warner Bros. Discovery, Amazon, HBO, Paramount, and NBCUniversal.
Several notable actors participated in the New York picket lines, including Jason Sudeikis from “Ted Lasso,” Peppermint and Sagan Chen from “Survival of the Thickest,” David Krumholtz from “Numb3rs,” Kevin Corrigan from “Grounded for Life,” Zach Cherry and Jen Tullock from “Severance,” as well as Ariela Barer and Clarissa Thibeaux from “Runaway.”