“They don’t pay actors…”- 1 Year After Sydney Sweeney’s Comments on Her Finances, Fans Finally See the Truth Amidst SAG-AFTRA Strike

Published 07/18/2023, 8:30 PM EDT

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Was Sydney Sweeney right about the condition of actors all along? The actress has been one of the actors who has been outspoken about the struggles of working in the entertainment industry. She may have purchased her dream home and landed on luxury magazines, but movie and show roles were not the primary contributors, and she explained the reasons behind them. Perhaps it was multiple voices like this that are now supporting the SAG-AFTRA strike, preparing to pause Hollywood.

On Friday, the official strike began as actors marched on the streets with placards to protest against big giants. As the cause forms a wave, an old interview of the Euphoria actress emerged. The glamorous interview given to TheHollywoodReporter unmasked the problems within the industry. As per her, “They don’t pay actors like they used to“. While being thankful for opportunities, she pointed out how streaming platforms do not pay residuals.

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There was a time when the industry was smaller, and actors got paid higher. It still exists, but only for the top 2%. Other artists like Sweeney would struggle to make ends meet after paying the publisher, rent, and lifestyle expenses.

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Her statements garnered criticism from people back then, but seeing the SAG-AFTRA strike made fans realize how true it was. Connecting the dots, they understand why her opinions were true.

Fans are extending support to Sydney Sweeney after the SAG-AFTRA strike began

The statements by The Handmaid’s Tale actress show how the actors’ strike was not sudden, but a slow process that had been brewing for a long. Loyal fans are now defending her for bravely speaking up on it despite being a new actress.

One feels that her critics should apologize for targeting her instead of applauding her. Her views resonated with what artists wanted out of the strike. They are demanding livable wages and fair working conditions for all, bringing things to a standstill until then.

The current situation occurred after production companies failed to meet the demand of the actors’ committee, but the 25-year-old spoke up before anyone else could.

One commentator tried to break it down by explaining how actors only get paid when they work. No work means no income, and yet the pressure of maintaining a lifestyle.

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She is still a new star, but her plight resembles those who have been in the industry for a long time. The actors and writers both want fair pay, along with regulations on the usage of AI. We can expect movies and shows to be halted for an unlimited period as everyone involved struggles with the strike.

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What do you think of the support that the actress is garnering from her fans regarding this? Share them in the comments.

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Neha Subhash Ghag

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Neha Ghag is a prime-time entertainment writer for Netflix Junkie, who has written nearly 1000 articles, immersing herself in pop culture. Writing was not her first choice, but she has now found solace in unraveling the fascinating stories of public figures' personal and professional lives. Neha is a fan of classic hip-hop and psycho thrillers, and she can talk endlessly about Kanye West.

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