Ryan Reynolds and Mandy Moore suppose their union’s guidelines over Halloween costumes this 12 months are absurd — which has compelled SAG-AFTRA to make clear what they imply … if solely a bit.
The 2 actors are among the many most well-known faces to be calling out SAG’s demand this week that their members chorus from dressing up as characters from struck films or exhibits … this as they enter their one hundredth day of picketing amid yet one more stalemate in negotiations.
On Wednesday, SAG issued new pointers about getups they might take into account forbidden — particularly ones that actors may wish to throw up on IG. Relatively than gown as particular characters from splashy titles this 12 months — “Barbie,” clearly — SAG recommends selecting generic ‘stumes … like ghosts, zombies, spiders, and so forth. That, or animated TV present characters.
In response to the cruel restrictions, MM and RR fired away. Mandy wrote, “Is this a joke? Come on @sagaftra. This is what’s important? We’re asking you to negotiate in good faith on our behalf. So many folks across every aspect of this industry have been sacrificing mightily for months. Get back to the table and get a fair deal so everyone can get back to work.”
Ryan had his personal critique … jokingly writing about his daughter, James — “I look forward to screaming ‘scab’ at my 8 year old all night. She’s not in the union but she needs to learn.”
Extra so in response to Ryan’s sentiment, SAG has cleared up precisely who these “rules” apply to — and it ain’t the little ones. They are saying, “SAG-AFTRA issued Halloween guidance in response to questions from content creators and members about how to support the strike during this festive season. This was meant to help them avoid promoting struck work, and it is the latest in a series of guidelines we have issued. It does not apply to anyone’s kids.”
They added, “We are on strike for important reasons, and have been for nearly 100 days. Our number one priority remains getting the studios back to the negotiating table so we can get a fair deal for our members, and finally put our industry back to work.”
After all, the explanation these celebs could be feeling antsy is due to a reported setback within the newest try to work out a take care of the AMPTP … which reportedly walked away from SAG attributable to their calls for. The business remains to be at a standstill, ad infinitum.