May 5, 2023 |
Pete Davidson showed his support for the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, which brought television production to a screeching halt.
The “Saturday Night Live” alum, 29, was spotted handing out pizza to participating protesters outside New York City’s Silvercup Studios on Friday.
“No writers, no shows without the writers,” Davidson is heard saying in video footage shared via the @pete_davidson_stan Instagram account.
For the daytime outing, the actor — who recently launched his new scripted series, “Bupkis,” on Peacock — dressed in his signature casual attire, sporting a black “Bupkis” hoodie, black sweatpants and Ugg boots.
Davidson isn’t the only star who has stepped forward with picketing writers to voice their support amid tense salary discussions.
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“Yellowjackets” star Sammi Hanratty and “Abbott Elementary” creator and star Quinta Brunson held picket signs as they joined WGA strikes in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Jay Leno delivered donuts to picketers protesting outside of Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., during the first day of the nationwide strike on Tuesday.
Elsewhere that day in LA, Robe Lowe walked along the picket line with son John Owen Lowe in front of Hollywood’s Paramount Pictures.
Earlier this week, sources told Page Six that late-night TV hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers are helping pay their crews while both their shows are dark due to the current strike.
NBC is paying staffers on the shows through the end of next week, while Fallon and Meyers will then pay employees for the third week, insiders said.
The hosts are also both members of the striking Writers Guild of America.
“I love writing. I love writing for TV. I love writing this show. I love that we get to come in with an idea for what we want to do every day and we get to work on it all afternoon and then I have the pleasure of coming out here,” Meyers said on his show this week.
“No one is entitled to a job in show business. But for those people who have a job, they are entitled to fair compensation,” he continued.
“They are entitled to make a living. I think it’s a very reasonable demand that’s being set out by the guild. And I support those demands.”
The WGA’s 11,500 screenwriter members are refusing to work after studios failed to agree on a new three-year contract. The writers are demanding pay increases and more benefits.