The SAG-AFTRA strike has hit nearly every actor in Hollywood. They have decided to stop working on films and shows like Chicago PD until their working conditions are renegotiated, but the studios in charge, known as AMPTP, Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, have not budged.
It’s an uncertain time for the industry, but according to Chicago PD star Amy Morton, it’s a crucial one. The actress talked to the Chicago Tribune about the strike, and how the careers of several actors are being put on the line for the greater good, and for future generations of actors.
Are Chicago PD actors on strike?
Morton, who has played Trudy Platt on PD for over a decade, felt that residuals were the biggest area in which strides needed to be made. She alluded to the negotiations that took place during the last strike, and pointed out that the studios may have gotten off easy.
“I really hope we don’t give in with any concessions on residuals,” Morton told the outlet. “We probably gave up too much last time. I’m one of the lucky ones; I’ll be able to get through the strike. But most of my friends are screwed.” She also noted that the reason she is “lucky” is because of the residuals she’s gotten from being on a show like Chicago PD.
“If I didn’t have Chicago PD, I’d be [screwed], too,” she added.
Watch One Chicago on fuboTV: Watch over 67 live sports and entertainment channels with a 7-day FREE trial!
Residuals have been a talking point for most of the strike. People like Sean Gunn and William Stanford Davis have revealed the minuscule payment amounts that they’ve gotten for being on popular shows like Gilmore Girls and Abbott Elementary, respectively. Davis told Deadline that he got checks worth three and five cents for his work on the award-winning sitcom.
We hope that Morton and the rest of the One Chicago family are well-paid for their efforts, and that the SAG-AFTRA get the working conditions they have requested!
For the latest Chicago PD spoilers and news, plus more on the entire series, follow the Chicago PD category at One Chicago Center.