Months after the release of her film ‘Barbie,’ Margot Robbie has joined fellow actors and writers at the SAG AFTRA rally. The strike began on July 14, as Hollywood actors fought for their rights against studios and streaming services. The actress was marching with her co-stars, including Samara Weaving, who starred in last year’s film ‘Babylon,’ at the rally in West Hollywood. Wearing a white oversized SAG AFTRA shirt and keeping her blonde hair down, Margot was spotted carrying a large poster.
Margot’s pictures and video quickly went viral on the internet. She looked happy and energetic as she marched from Netflix Studios to Paramount Studios in the city. Her supporters were also seen cheering and chanting slogans at the protest line. The actor has strongly supported the strikes and has always vowed to stand by them no matter what.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced a strike on July 13, halting production of films and TV shows until the union can reach an agreement with producers over issues like minimum salary wages, the use of non-union talent and residual payments for streaming projects. The strike is the first for both SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America in more than 60 years.
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Among the many famous faces on the strike’s front lines are Margot Robbie and Bryan Cranston, who joined their colleagues at the walkout earlier this week. The pair, who starred together in the award-winning series ‘Breaking Bad,’ were seen walking side-by-side, holding signs supporting the workers.
Ahead of the strike’s two-month anniversary, SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher warned that the impact would be “catastrophic.” She said: “All covered services — including on-camera work, digital services, stunt work, flying on-camera aircraft, puppeteering, performance capture and motion capture, and even publicity work like interviews and expo appearances — will be withheld until the contract dispute is resolved.”
It is unclear when the strike might end as the actors and directors are still negotiating. The stalemate has already affected over a dozen movies set to hit the big screen this year, and more than 100 other projects have been postponed or shelved. In the meantime, several actors have been expressing their support for the SAG-AFTRA members on social media. Many of them are sharing pictures of themselves at the strike line. Others have also urged fans to join the movement and help the actors get what they deserve. Some are even offering free meals for the striking actors.