July 16, 2024

Drew Barrymore, who was initially criticized for taping her first episode of the fourth season of her discuss present throughout ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes, now pledges to postpone the present till the strikes finish.

In a Sunday assertion, Barrymore acknowledged the suggestions and postponed the present’s deliberate Monday premiere.

“I’ve listened to everybody, and I’m making the choice to pause the present’s premiere till the strike is over. I’ve no phrases to precise my deepest apologies to anybody I’ve damage and, in fact, to our unimaginable group who works on the present and has made it what it’s at present,” Barrymore posted on Instagram. “We actually tried to search out our means ahead. And I actually hope for a decision for the complete trade very quickly.”

When her present resumed taping final week in New York, it confronted picketing from putting writers and drew widespread criticism on social media, together with from fellow actors.

The present normally hires Writers Guild members. Nonetheless, to tape the upcoming season, it might have needed to both rent people violating the strike, non-WGA members, or no writers in any respect.

Final week, the Writers Guild acknowledged on X that they cowl “The Drew Barrymore Present,” and the present is impacted by the strike, making any writing for it a strike violation. Nonetheless, a CBS spokesperson instructed Rolling Stone that the present would not embody strike-covered writing.

CBS expressed its assist for Barrymore’s choice on Sunday.

“We assist Drew’s choice to pause the present’s return and perceive how advanced and tough this course of has been for her,” a CBS Media Ventures spokesperson instructed the Related Press.

CBS has additionally reversed its plan to premiere “The Speak” on Monday.


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