Will Smith is the latest actor to weigh in on the SAG-AFTRA strike. The Men in Black star, 54, took to Instagram to show his support for the ongoing strike, which SAG-AFTRA (the union that comprises the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) announced on July 13 after failed contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
Alongside a photo of himself posing with students in an acting class, Smith wrote, “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,” he wrote, adding that “it’s a pivotal moment for our profession. He continued, “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.”
The King Richard star said that his acting teacher Aaron Speiser — whom he called “my friend, my teacher and my mentor” and fondly referred to as “coach” — has helped reduce the number of those “days when I feel like I don’t belong.
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The award-winning actor and film producer died of Covid-19-related complications on July 30, 2021. Read more