Alison Brie and Dave Franco were pictured while protesting outside of Paramount Studios in Hollywood on Thursday amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.
The 40-year-old actress and the 38-year-old actor stayed close to one another while they showed their support for their fellow union members by walking the picket line.
The GLOW star, who recently spent time in Australia with her husband, wore vibrantly patterned overalls on top of a sleeveless black shirt during her time at the protest.
Brie also donned a pair of blue running shoes and kept a fanny pack strapped around her waist. The actress accessorized with a pair of round sunglasses, and much of her gorgeous brunette hair fell out from underneath a blue cap.
Franco opted for a black t-shirt featuring a graphic print of Jimi Hendrix, as well as slim-fitting shorts and white sneakers.
Voicing their displeasure: Alison Brie and Dave Franco were pictured while protesting outside of Paramount Studios in Hollywood on Thursday
Solidarity: The 40-year-old actress and the 38-year-old actor stayed close to one another while they showed their support for their fellow SAG-AFTRA members by walking the picket line
The celebrity pair was seen as the SAG-AFTRA strike – which has been aimed on getting actors better pay, transparent streaming royalties and restrictions on the implementation of artificial intelligence – concluded its third week after beginning July 14.
SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher last month spoke about the urgency for the strike, which comes after the Writer’s Guild of America hit the picket lines in May.
‘It’s a very serious thing that impacts thousands, if not millions of people all across this country and around the world,’ Drescher said in a July 13 news conference amid stalled negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Drescher said that the union had ‘no choice’ but to hit the picket line, amid unprecedented levels of lowballing and financial exploitation actors face under the current arrangement.
‘We are the victims here – we are being victimized by a very greedy entity,’ she said.
On Thursday, WGA leaders told members – who have been on strike since May 1 – that they had been slated to meet with AMPTP studio reps as of Friday in hopes of resuming talks to broker a new contract.
‘We’ll be back in communication with you sometime after the meeting with further information,’ an email from the WGA to members stated, according to the AP. ‘As we’ve said before, be wary of rumors. Whenever there is important news to share, you will hear it directly from us.’
AMPTP leaders have not yet reached out to SAG-AFTRA officials about restarting conversations on their labor dispute, the AP reported.
Working together: Brie and her husband, who tied the knot in 2017, recently collaborated on the romantic comedy feature Somebody I Used To Know
SAG-AFTRA Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland told the AP Tuesday, ‘I had hoped that we would already have had some kind of conversations with the industry by now; obviously, that hasn’t happened yet, but I’m optimistic.’
An AMPTP rep told the AP Tuesday that it remains ‘committed to finding a path to mutually beneficial deals with both unions.’
Brie and her husband, who tied the knot in 2017, recently collaborated on the romantic comedy feature Somebody I Used To Know.
The actress served as the movie’s star, while Franco directed the movie from a script he co-wrote with his wife.
The feature was centered on a woman who reconnected with an ex-boyfriend during a trip to her hometown.
In addition to Brie, the movie starred performers such as Kiersey Clemons, Jay Ellis and Haley Joel Osment.
Physical production on the feature took place in Portland, Oregon in September of 2021.
Somebody I Used To Know was released on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service on February 10.
The feature received generally positive reviews from critics, and it currently holds a 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Collaborators: The actress served as the movie’s star, while Franco directed the movie from a script he co-wrote with his wife
Doing well: The feature received generally positive reviews from critics, and it currently holds a 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Brie spoke about collaborating with her husband during an interview with Screen Rant, where she expressed that they came to enjoy working with each other during their first shared project.
‘We had such a great time together on The Rental and more and more I think we realized how well we work together, how much we love to work together and just be together on set,’ she stated.
The actress went on to detail why she specifically liked collaborating with Franco.
‘We have a great emotional support system then for one another, and we have the same sensibilities, and it just made sense. I would imagine that we’ll work on a lot more stuff together,’ she stated.