The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, an American labour union that represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, etc. joined the Hollywood writers’ strike on Thursday. Due to this, the promotions of Oppenheimer and Barbie are affected. Soon after the strike was announced by SAG-AFTRA, the cast of the Christopher Nolan directorial left the London premiere.
The cast of Oppenheimer including Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr. and Cillian Murphy made an exit from the premiere held on Thursday. Christopher informed the audience at the premiere and expressed his support for the strike while giving a shoutout to the Writers Guild of America's effort as they've been protesting since May in order to assure fair wages for union members.
Due to the strike called by SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild Of America, actors won't be allowed to promote films and shows as a way to show support for the movement. It is still unclear whether Oppenheimer and Barbie will release on July 21 amid the protest.
(Source: Inputs from Associated Press)