Ryan Reynolds and Mandy Moore Criticize SAG’s Halloween Costume Rules: No Dressing Up Allowed?
• Ryan Reynolds and Mandy Moore have expressed their disapproval of SAG’s restrictions for Halloween costumes this year, which involve avoiding characters from titles affected by the strike.
• They criticized the union for not prioritizing fair negotiations with studios.
• Moore questioned why they were focusing on costumes instead of negotiations.
• Reynolds made a joke about his daughter not being in the union but needing to learn by being called a “scab.”
• SAG clarified its guidelines and emphasized that they only focus on getting fair negotiations with the studios.
• The ongoing strike between SAG and AMPTP has caused a standstill with no resolution.
Ryan Reynolds and Mandy Moore are calling out the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) for their strict Halloween costume rules this year. SAG-AFTRA has clarified its guidelines, but the actors find them absurd. The union has prohibited members from dressing up as characters from movies or shows affected by the strike. Reynolds and Moore and other industry professionals have been picketing for 100 days and have yet to progress in negotiations.
SAG recently released new guidelines stating that actors should avoid dressing as specific characters from popular titles and instead choose generic costumes like ghosts or animated TV characters. Reynolds and Moore responded to the restrictions with criticism. Moore expressed disbelief at the union’s priorities, urging them to focus on negotiating a fair deal. Reynolds made a sarcastic comment about his daughter, joking about her not being in the union but needing to learn by being called a “scab.”
In response to the backlash, SAG clarified that the rules only apply to content creators and members, not their children. They emphasized that they are on strike for important reasons and are focused on getting fair negotiations with the studios.
The ongoing strike with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has resulted in a stalemate. A reported negotiation setback led the AMPTP to avoid SAG’s demands. The industry remains at a standstill with no resolution in sight.