Mexico City.- Amid the storm currently raging in Hollywood, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has decided to donate several thousand dollars to the Fundación SAG-AFTRA Relief Fund.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the said fund has been created to help actors and others who are part of the actors’ syndicate who will be directly affected by the labor stoppage.
With the many successes of Tequila Bajo el Brazo, “The Rock” is considered one of the biggest movie stars in the world. He has topped the list of highest paid actors in the industry several times.
Therefore, according to industry experts, your donation to the union is very important, and it can set a precedent for other high-profile stars to join hands with their colleagues in this fight against the studios.
As the Sindicato de Actresses announced its fight against the failure of negotiations with studios and streaming platforms, SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance took the letter on the subject.
Actor and executive director of the union, Sid Wilson, best known for his roles in films such as Mentes Daligrosas and Como Cado del Cielo, sent a letter to high-income SAG-AFTRA members requesting financial assistance for those members most affected by the shutdown.
Dwayne Johnson was part of that list. And according to Variety, the Black Adam hero quickly responded to the call for help. According to reports, the amount owned by “The Rock” has reached “seven digits”, even though it has not been exacted.
“It was a celebration of love. It’s like: ‘Man, you’re taking a step forward in a way that allows others to set aside the overwhelming need to do it,'” B.J. Vance told Variety.
“It’s saying: ‘In times like these, I’m here and I’m not going anywhere, do whatever you need to do’. And it’s sending a good message to other people to do the same.”
According to Cid Wilson, the union currently relies heavily on donations and subsidies to provide services, especially given the uncertainty of how long Huelga can last.
“We’ve been very fortunate that we’ve raised enough money to be able to cover all of our events. But when we face a crisis like this and we’re going to be spending hundreds of millions of dollars on financial support, that’s when we need the support of high-profile actors who can afford it”.