2023 sag strike

Celebrities Have Labor Disputes Just Like Us

Jason Sudeikis. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

It’s been over 130 days since writers grabbed their signs and hit the picket lines. As we glide into film festival season, writers and actors are showing their support for the strike in different ways. The latest cast to reunite on the picket line was that most noughties of duos, Harold and Kumar (John Cho and Kal Penn).

Back in July, the actors are up for the role of a lifetime: Newsies. The SAG-AFTRA contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expired at 3 a.m. on July 13 after the union was unable to reach a deal with studios. As the Screen Actors Guild national board voted to begin striking at midnight on July 14, celebrities including the cast of the Barbie movie’s tethered, Oppenheimer, prepared to walk from all duties. Others, like Alan Ruck, Janelle James, Diego Luna, and Melanie Lynskey, used their Emmy nominations as an opportunity to prioritize solidarity with the union. And of course, Jane Fonda got in on the picketing (but you probably could have guessed that). Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reportedly donated a historic amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, approximately seven figures according to Variety. On July 25, Danai Gurira, Steve Buscemi, Christine Baranski, Bryan Cranston, and other actors spoke at a “Rock the Rally for a Fair Contract” event in Times Square. Below, more celebrities who are ready to stop acting and take action.

John Cho and Kal Penn

Margot Robbie

Oscar Isaac

Damien Chazelle, Martin McDonagh, and Laura Poitras

Florence Pugh

The cast of Community

Elliot Page and Peppermint

Joe Lo Truglio

Josh Peck

Tracee Ellis Ross

Li’l Sebastian and (most of) the Parks and Rec cast

Marisa Tomei

Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller

Simu Liu

Jennifer Grey

Debra Messing

Luke Kirby

The Cast of The Good Place

Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, and Jesse Plemons

Sarah Paulson

Anna Kendrick

Octavia Spencer

F. Murray Abraham

Jack Champion and Trinity Bliss

Jeri Ryan

Sterling Jones

Seth MacFarlane

Steven Spielberg

Lucy Liu

David Harbour

Bradley Cooper

Stacey Abrams

Zach Braff

Seth Rogen

Rachel Bloom

Jason Momoa

Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young

Michelle Pfeiffer

The Oppenhomies: David Krumholtz, Olli Haaskivi, Jack Quaid, Devon Bostick, & Christopher Nolan

Annette Bening

Stephen Colbert

Stephanie Hsu

Sarah Silverman

Mariska Hargitay

Shea Wigham and Tory Kittles

Frances Fisher

Camryn Manheim

John Oliver


Marlee Martin


Colin Farrell

Lisa Ann Walter and Sheryl Lee Ralph

Al Yankovic

Julianne Moore

Nelson Franklin

Hayley Atwell

Gina Torres

Melanie Griffith

Amber Ruffin

Adam Pally

Danny Trejo

Bradley Whitford

Jack Black

Christine Baranski

Steve Buscemi

Titus Burgess

Liza Colón-Zayas

Bryan Cranston

Jennifer Ehle

Nancy Giles

Jill Hennessy

Stephen Lang

Arian Moayed

Christian Slater

Merritt Wever

Lupita Nyong’o

Tony Goldwyn

Snoop Dogg

Brendan Fraser

Evan Peters

Coco Jones

Daniel Radcliffe

Milo Manheim

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Kate Flannery

Adam Shapiro

Ed Harris

Jeremy Allen White

Tyler James Williams

Aubrey Plaza

Rosemary Harris

Vanessa Hudgens

Alexandra Shipp

Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney

Brett Gelman

Anthony Rapp

Ashley Zukerman

Lily Tomlin

June Diane Raphael

Antoni Porowski

Jameela Jamil

Zoe Lister-Jones

Nolan Gould

Chris Hemsworth

Kristen Wiig

Rachel McAdams

Alan Ruck and Justine Lupe

Tina Fey

Mandy Moore

Sean Astin

David Cross and Kyra Sedgwick

Jinkx Monsoon

David Denman

Chris Lowell

Katie Lowes

Kal Penn

Bob Odenkirk

Danny Pudi

Kevin Bacon

Rosario Dawson

Joey King

Busy Phillips

Ben Schwartz

Christopher Jackson

Martin Starr

Sam Richardson

Richa Moorjani, Lee Rodriguez, and Ramona Young

Jane Fonda

Jason Sudeikis

Stephanie Beatriz

Niecy Nash

Priyanka Chopra

Matthew Modine

Kristen Johnston

Will Graham

James Van Der Beek

John Cusack

Keke Palmer

Padma Lakshmi

Ron Perlman

Josh Gad

Viola Davis

Jessica Chastain

Leonardo DiCaprio

Glen Powell

Kim Cattrall

Emily Blunt

Margot Robbie

Ariana Grande

Matt Damon

Hillary Duff and Francia Raisa

Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan

Sean Gunn

Issa Rae

Yvette Nicole Brown

Bernie Sanders

Michelle Yeoh

Mark Ruffalo

Brian Cox

Christopher Nolan and the Oppenheimer cast

America Fererra

J. Smith-Cameron

Bowen Yang

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Jeremy Renner

Leslie Jones

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jack Quaid

Ben Stiller

Rachel Zegler

Adam Shapiro and Benjamin Norris

Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, and Malia Pyles

Michelle Hurd

Jennifer Mudge

Danny Tolli, WGA captain

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Celebrities Have Labor Disputes Just Like Us