The ongoing actors’ strike doesn’t seem to have an end on the horizon, as negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP broke down earlier in October. Talks are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, but it’s unclear whether the two sides will come to a standstill yet again.
When the actors’ strike first began in mid-July, there were concerns about whether big-name stars would participate in the picket lines. But it looks like all that worry was for nothing, as the SAG-AFTRA strike has been decorated with appearances by some very popular Hollywood actors–many of whom have acted in, or lent their voices to, Disney films over the years–and many were recently named in a post by SAG-AFTRA Strike Captain Chelsea Schwartz, who chose to take a “glass-half-full” approach to the actors’ strike.
“Instead of talking about who is not on the picket line, let’s celebrate the name talent who have been showing up,” wrote Chelsea Schwartz, who encouraged her followers to add to her thread.
On Day 100, instead of talking about who is not on the picket line, let’s celebrate the name talent who have been showing up. ✊🏻🎉 Please add to this thread.
Thank you Chris Pine, Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Mandy Moore, Ben Schwartz, Nick Offerman, Ming-Na Wen (cont.👇🏻)
— Chelsea Schwartz | SAG-AFTRA Strike Captain (@UncoolRockstar) October 21, 2023
Among those she singled out were Chris Pine, who lent his voice in Disney’s newest animated feature, Wish, which will make its box office debut next month, Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, who has played in The Mandalorian on Disney+, Mandy Moore, who lent her voice to Rapunzel in Disney’s Tangled (2010), Ben Schwartz, Nick Offerman, and Ming-Na Wen, who plays Fennec Shand in The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and The Book of Boba Fett.
Other actors named in Schwartz’s post include Sam Elliott, Jack Black, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Margot Robbie, Jon Cryer, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jennifer Grey, Clarke Gregg, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rhys Darby, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Sterling K Brown, Ben Barnes, Jack Quaid, Robert Pine, Raegan Revord, Tate Donovan, Milo Manheim, Simu Liu, Wendie Malick, Camryn Manheim, Danielle Fishel, Annette O’Toole, Martin Henderson, Michael McKean, Colin Farrell, and Billy Crystal, who lent his voice to Mike Wazowski in Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. (2001).