The actress denounced that she was threatened for demanding that her entire work team be inoculated against COVID-19
Sharon Stone is campaigning these days to be elected as a member of the board of directors of SAG-AFTRA, the most powerful union of actors in the US, which has its own awards ceremony and has positioned itself in favor of demanding full vaccination before that the filming takes place. During a promotional video, the protagonist of “Low Instincts” said that she was “threatened” with losing her job for insisting that everyone who is part of her next project is fully inoculated against COVID-19.
“As actors, you know, things have not gone well for us,” says Stone in the video of his candidacy. The actress is making health insurance a high priority of her campaign, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t think you need me to tell you that. I mean, I lost my insurance after 43 years in business due to COVID. I was missing $ 13 and I really don’t think that’s reasonable for any of us. “
Stone has agreed to shoot a series in Atlanta but has great reluctance due to the lack of guarantees that all his teammates are vaccinated. “They offered me a job, a good job,” explains Stone on the recording. “One that I really want to do in Atlanta. That’s why my hair stands on end because the Producers Guild of America will not guarantee that everyone in our program is vaccinated before I go to work.
“Will I go to work before everyone in the series is vaccinated? No, I won’t, ”continues the actress in the video echoed by Deadline. “ Are they threatening to make me lose my job? If they do it. Will I lose my job if everyone on the show doesn’t get vaccinated? Yes, it could. Will I try for all of us that all the sets we go to have the team vaccinated? Yes, I will do it. Why? Because it is ridiculous that we have to go to work where it is not safe to do so ”.
“ I am not going to work until all members of our teams are vaccinated. And neither should you. I’m very sorry that these are our working conditions, but this is the Screen Actors Guild we have today. Thank you ”, concludes the actress.
The specialized site Variety reported that the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan faced deficits and raised its eligibility requirements, which put it in the crosshairs of the Hollywood community.
In a press release on July 19, SAG-AFTRA explained that the COVID-19 vaccine was still optional for working on film and television sets. And it left the door open for productions to make vaccines mandatory on a case-by-case basis rather than the general rule that Stone advocates.
Given the slowness of the film and TV studios in taking action, Sean Penn refused to go to film the series “Gaslit” that stars Julia Roberts, until all personnel is vaccinated, whether or not they are in direct contact with actors. Penn even offered to vaccinate everyone in production for free, using its organization CORE, which during the pandemic has been providing free tests and vaccines to the Los Angeles population.
Tom Cruise was a pioneer in anti-Covid activism in Hollywood. The actor put together the protection protocols on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” in London and was angered when some technicians did not comply with the required two meters of distance.
Cruise threatened to fire anyone who broke the rules. Even so, in June the filming of the film had to stop because there were several infected.