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Sarah Silverman blasts actors who continue to work through strike as Zooey Deschanel claps back

Sarah Silverman blasts actors who continue to work through strike as Zooey Deschanel claps back

The comedian isn't happy that some work is still going on despite both WAG and SAG-AFTRA being out on strike

Sarah Silverman has hit out at actors who are continuing to work despite the SAG-AFTRA and WAG strikes. Here's the video she released on her Instagram.

The actor seemed annoyed at the fact that some actors and film employees are continuing to work on projects that have been cleared or are independent films even though everyone else has gone out on strike and isn’t supposed to be working.

Both the writers’ group (WAG) and the screen actors and other film employees' union (SAG-AFTRA) have joined forces to stop major studios producing films, but so far loads of independent movies and TV shows have been greenlit, with an interim agreement in place allowing some productions to keep things going despite the strike.

This obviously doesn’t sit right with Silverman, who blasted the actors still working, releasing a video in which she said: “I feel f***ing pissed off, and I know I just must not be understanding something.

“There are like 40 movies being made right now.

“Movie stars are making movies because they’re independent movies, and SAG is allowing it because if they do sell it to streaming, it has to be because streaming is abiding by all the things we’re asking for.

“That’s just working...the strike ends when they come to the table and we make a deal in agreement.

“So, you’re just letting people make movies, and movie stars are making movies that you know the goal is to sell them to streaming.”

Silverman was clearly upset about the SAG-AFTRA agreement.
Instagram/Sarah Silverman

That means – she reckons – that the strike will be ‘exponentially prolonged, because they have movie stars making movies’.

What’s more, she believes this sort of working arrangement will bring about ‘the end of the strike’.

She continued: “When SAG joined the strike, it’s, ‘Movie stars aren’t making movies for you anymore, now what are you going to do?’

“Well, they’re making movies. What the f***? I got offered an ‘indie’ movie, I f***ing said no, and so did a bunch of my friends.

“And now some of my friends are saying yes.

I’m really p***ed.

“Please, explain to me why I shouldn’t be angry, because people are making real-deal sacrifices.

“People, writers, actors, crew people, all these people are sacrificing their livelihood for this cause.

“It’s called union strong, where we are all together.

“And when SAG joined the [WGA on] strike — we should see every movie star out there striking along, because you have insurance because of your union and you get residuals because of your union. All of these things you get because of your union and you can’t stand with your union?”

Silverman went on to say that she couldn’t work out who she is more mad at, ‘movie stars making these indie movies that are obviously going to go to streaming’ or ‘SAG for making this interim deal for these indie movies.’

“It’s scabbing — you’ve made that so clear that it’s scabbing,” she added.

Silverman said the actors still working are 'scabbing'.
Instagram/Sarah Silverman

“Now, all of a sudden movie stars can make movies if they’re indie movies where they promise they’ll only sell it if X, Y and Z.

“That’s called the end of the strike, motherf***ers!”

However, not everyone totally agreed with Silverman, who had promised she’d take the post down if someone could ‘set [her] straight’ on the matter.

Zooey Deschanel came back at her, stating: “I think we are striking certain particular contractual agreements with the [AMPTP, the association of major production studios] — not all work.”

Silverman did receive some support from Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, who commented: “Oh you understand it.

“It’s scabby gaslighting and you should be mad at both as I am.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/sarahkatesilverman/zooeydeschanel

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