The actors strike is here. SAG-AFTRA, or the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, have decided to picket in response to failed negotiations with the AMPTP, or the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The strike affects every actor who is in the SAG-AFTRA union, which includes every major cast member on the One Chicago shows.
The strike will likely lead to production delays, as shows will be unable to move forward without talent in front of the camera. While the production won’t come into play for several weeks at least, the One Chicago cast members have been vocal about their support for the SAG-AFTRA and their desire to negotiate better terms for actors.
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Adriyan Rae, who previously starred on Chicago Fire, shared a post to her Instagram story that clarified the intention of the strike. “I gentle remind you to be very intentional about where you place your energy and what you allow to have your energy,” the post read. “The same people who don’t want to fairly compensate and protect you do not deserve your worry or your joy.”
It’s a sentiment that was shared by many of her co-stars. Dominic Rains, who currently plays Marcel on Chicago Med, reposted a Deadline article with the added, incendiary message: “The AMPTP wants to financially break WGA members… until we accept the pennies of the billions creatives make for them. This is corporate greed. This is arrogance and miserliness at its peak.”
Steven Weber, the man who plays Dr. Archer on Med, posted a similarly worded message on his Instagram (rather than his Instagram stories). Jessy Schram, who plays Hannah Asher and shares many a scene with Weber, reposted the message on her social media accounts. You can read the full thing below.
Daniel Kyri, better known as Ritter on Chicago Fire, also chimed in, writing “buckle up buttercup” over an image of the aforementioned Deadline article. The SAG-AFTRA strike even drew support from ex-cast members like PD‘s Sophia Bush and Med‘s Nick Gehlfuss.
Bush reposted the text “@SAG give ’em hell” on her Instagram story, and Gehlfuss was already seen picketing with the WGA, or Writer’s Guild of America, ahead of the most recent SAG-AFTRA announcement. We hope that the actors are able to reach a beneficial agreement with the AMPTP.
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