No Barbie or Ken: Hollywood writers' union Halloween rules annoy stars
2023/10/24

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Hollywood actors are facing strict rules for their Halloween costumes this year due to the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild (Sag-Aftra). The union, which represents 160,000 performers, released guidelines for a "strike compliant" Halloween, urging actors to choose generic costumes instead of dressing as specific characters to show solidarity with the strike. However, some celebrities were not pleased with the rules. Mandy Moore, the voice of Rapunzel in Disney's Tangled, expressed her frustration on Instagram and called on Sag-Aftra to negotiate in good faith. Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds also mocked the rules and joked about teaching his child about strikes. In response to the backlash, Sag-Aftra clarified that the guidelines did not apply to the children of actors. The strike, which has lasted for 100 days, has disrupted film and television production, leaving many crew members and actors without work. Sag-Aftra is seeking a fair deal with the Alliance for Motion Picture and Television Producers, which negotiates on behalf of the studios. Talks to end the strike are set to resume soon.

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