The American actress announced the resumption of her talk show, despite the writers’ strike which is paralyzing Hollywood.
Drew Barrymore is sorry. The actress who announced the return of her talk show on September 12, attracted the wrath of the striking writers. She issued an apology on her Instagram account, in a video spotted by CNN and since deleted.
“I don’t think there’s anything I can do or say right now to make things right,” she says.
“I wanted to make my own decision,” she explains again (…) and I take full responsibility for my actions,” she adds, presenting “her most sincere apologies” to the screenwriters and the unions. Filming of the show resumes on Monday.
Many actors are involved in this strike, alongside the screenwriters. We saw Margot Robbie take part in a demonstration. And actress Alyssa Milano criticized Drew Barrymore’s return.
“I’m sure she had her reasons for doing it, but every time someone crosses the picket line and goes back to work, it weakens the movement.”
Late shows stopped
“We will not talk about or promote films and series affected by the strike,” she promised a few days ago when she announced the return of her show. CBS also argued that the show, a talk show titled The Drew Barrymore Show, was not scripted.
Most American late shows are currently on hiatus due to the strike. Star hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and John Oliver even launched a joint podcast to support the strike movement. Some programs are still continuing.
After the announcement of the resumption of his show, the National Book Foundation canceled its invitation to Drew Barrymore who was to present the National Book Awards ceremony.
Screenwriters have been on strike in Hollywood since May 2. No agreement has been reached to date to better remunerate script authors with profits from streaming, or to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the industry.