– Jamie Lee Curtis addresses the challenging situation faced by actors due to the SAG-AFTRA strike
– Understands the predicament of having to choose between work and supporting the strike
– Expresses empathy and support for actors unanimously organizing to better their working conditions
Jamie Lee Curtis has publicly responded to the controversy surrounding SAG-AFTRA strike for better working conditions on foreign TV and radio commercials in Switzerland. As the tension develops, the actress emphasizes her understanding of the difficult choices faced by fellow actors and has expressed her support for those who have had to make tough decisions.
Curtis acknowledges that it is imperative for actors to support the strike and its cause, which aims to improve their working conditions on out-of-country commercials. However, she also realizes the tough choices some actors may need to make, such as passing on lucrative offers for the sake of greater good, while at the same time admitting that she has been in similar situations herself.
Curtis states, “I also understand that people need to work. To say someone is a scab for taking a job when they have to feed their family is unfair. It’s imperative that actors support the union and the union finds a way to work this out without alienating our membership.”
She further emphasizes the need for actors to be united and organized in their goal of securing better working conditions and stands in support of their collective needs. At the same time, she expresses empathy for the individuals who may be met with hostility or unfair accusations for simply trying to provide for themselves and their families, amidst these challenging times.