Will Smith shows support for SAG-AFTRA, WGA strikes: It’s a pivotal moment for our profession

Must read

Will Smith has recently taken to his social media accounts, Instagram and X (Twitter), to lend his support to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. As a member of SAG-AFTRA, Smith emphasised the significance of this moment for both guilds. In his heartfelt post, Smith addressed the importance of “ACTING” and highlighted that SAG-AFTRA, along with their fellow writers from WGA, have been on strike since May 2 and July 14, respectively. Their main demand is to engage in fair contract negotiations with studios and to curtail the influence of artificial intelligence in screenwriting and acting. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation appreciated Smith’s backing with a grateful response.

Reflecting on his own illustrious 30-plus-year acting career, Smith expressed his occasional feelings of being that young kid from Philadelphia who somehow made it this far. He acknowledged how fortunate he has been to work in the acting profession and attributed part of his success to his friend, teacher, and mentor, Aaron Speiser, whom he affectionately calls “coach.” Smith recounted how Speiser’s guidance has helped him overcome moments of self-doubt and reaffirm his belonging in the industry.

I wanna talk for a second about ACTING. As some of yall mighta heard, my guild, @SAGAFTRA are on strike along with our writer colleagues in the WGA. It’s a pivotal moment for our profession. 33 years into my career as an actor and there are still some days when I feel like I’m that kid from Philly who’s on borrowed time, even though I know I’ve been extraordinarily blessed and lucky to have worked as an actor all this time. It’s thanks to my friend, my teacher and my mentor @aaronspeiser whom I fondly refer to as ‘coach’ that those days when I feel like I don’t belong are fewer and further between. Coach invited me to an acting class the other day and I met a group of our talented next generation of actors and they amazed and inspired me!

As the strikes continue and negotiations with studios unfold, Will Smith’s endorsement adds a significant voice to the cause. Despite the Oscars 2022 incident, in which he slapped comedian and presenter Chris Rock for joking about his wife’s alopecia condition, Smith enjoys a great stature in Hollywood and his words carry meaning.

Source link

More articles

- Advertisement -


Marico-Owned Beardo Slips Into The Red, Posts INR 6.1 Cr Loss In FY23

The Ahmedabad-based D2C brand posted a net profit of INR 75.5 Lakh in FY22 Marketing expenses accounted for over 35% of the total...
- Advertisement -

Latest article