SAG-AFTRA’s Fran Drescher Slammed for Kim K. Pic, Promo Trip

Fran Drescher and Kim Kardashian
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SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher got here below fireplace for attending Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda style present with Kim Kardashian forward of the union’s negotiation with main studios.

Drescher, 65, was photographed on the star-studded occasion in Puglia, Italy, on Sunday, July 9, days earlier than the union faces a deadline for contract talks with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers. After Kardashian, 42, shared a photograph of herself posing with Drescher, some observers questioned Drescher’s dedication to the negotiations.

“Look — I’m not saying one can’t have a private life,” actress Briana Cap tweeted on Monday, July 10. “And I’m not saying one can’t take a trip. However we’re in the midst of essentially the most essential negotiation in many years and our WGA siblings are on day 70 of preventing for his or her lives. The optics listed here are *actually* terrible. Do higher.”

Narcos: Mexico actor Lenny Jacobson, for his half, added in a tweet: “Negotiating our attainable strike from Italy looks as if a wierd technique @frandrescher @sagaftra.”

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A rep for SAG-AFTRA, in the meantime, mentioned that Drescher was in Italy working as a “model ambassador” for Dolce & Gabbana.

“This was a dedication absolutely identified to the negotiating committee,” the spokesperson mentioned in a press release on Monday. “She has been in negotiations on daily basis both in individual or by way of videoconference. President Drescher is managing a bodily demanding schedule throughout three time zones, overseeing negotiations and dealing on location every day in addition to managing her dad and mom’ wants in [Florida]. She is returning to the States and will probably be on the bottom in L.A. [Tuesday, July 11], and can proceed to chair our negotiations.”

SAG-AFTRA has been in talks with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers since final month. Negotiations have stalled over a number of key factors, together with the usage of synthetic intelligence in movie and TV initiatives and elevated residual funds for streaming. The deadline for negotiating a brand new contract is Wednesday, July 12, at midnight PT. If the 2 organizations fail to achieve a deal, SAG-AFTRA has indicated it might authorize a strike. It might be the primary time the actors union has gone on strike since 1980.

The Writers Guild of America, in the meantime, has been on strike since Could 2 over lots of the identical points. If SAG-AFTRA authorizes a strike, it will mark the primary time in 60 years that each unions have been on strike on the identical time.

A lot of Hollywood has already been shut down over the WGA strike, although manufacturing on Ryan Murphy‘s present American Horror Story has notably continued. Kardashian, who will seem in season 12 of the FX sequence, crossed the picket line in Could to movie the sequence.

Murphy, 57, has contributed to a $1.7 million aid fund for putting writers, however critics have nonetheless questioned why AHS has continued manufacturing whereas different shoots have shut down. “We’re not right here in protest of Ryan Murphy, the man, we’re right here in protest of manufacturing occurring with out writers and whereas writers are on strike,” author Josh Gondelman informed The New York Instances earlier this month whereas protesting outdoors the studio the place AHS was filming.