Actors are now jumping up the bandwagon and joining the WGA writers' strike, to show their support for the hardworking individuals behind the scenes. These actors include our very own favorite celebrities from Smallville. Kryptonsite reports that Michael Cassidy (Grant Gabriel), John Glover (Lionel Luthor) and Phil Morris (John Jones) have already joined the strikers up at the Universal Studios lot earlier this week. Co-creator Al Gough confirmed their attendance in the demonstration. |
Al Gough added that other Smallville stars are also enthusiastic about joining "the fight for [the] collective futures [of the industry, professionally speaking]." He said, "Others from the cast wanted to be there, particularly Michael Rosenbaum [who plays Lex Luthor], but the show is still in production and most of the cast lives in Vancouver . We know they were with us in spirit, as we are all in this together."
Early last week, Gough released a statement regarding the current status of Smallville in relation to the strike. Fortunately, a total of 15 scripts were completed prior to the strike, and the 15th episode will be a cliffhanger to serve as a season ender, if needed. He added that the season may end in February, if the strike is not soon resolved.
"Screenwriting isn't like other professions. There is no guarantee of employment week to week or year to year," Gough explained. "It is a feast or famine business, and when the music stops, you may not still have a chair. Miles [Gough, Smallville co-creator] and I have been writing together for 15 years now. Each year I wonder if this is when it all comes crashing down."
Moreover, he asked the fans of various shows to be understanding of the situation, citing that the writers did not want the strike, but was pushed for their own reasons.
Kryptonsite adds that only one more new episode will be airing this year, and that the rest will air early next year, depending on how long it would take to resolve the strike.
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