August 04, 2023

Celebrity

Zachary Levi labels Actors Strike rules 'Dumb' at fan event

Zachary Levi's bemoans silence on recent work amid actors strike

By George Johnson August 04, 2023
DC actors engage in controversy amid actors strike debate.
DC actors engage in controversy amid actors strike debate.

Zachary Levi, known for his role in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, sparks discussion at a fan event as he questions ongoing actors strike rules. The star expressed frustration with the restrictions, describing the inability to discuss his past film and TV projects as "dumb."

A video circulating online captures Levi's candid moment on stage, believed to be from Manchester Comic-Con held in the U.K. last month. 

Although he doesn't directly mention specific titles like Chuck, Tangled, or the Shazam! films, Levi laments, "I'm not allowed to talk about... This is so dumb. I'm not allowed to talk about any of my previous work."

Levi took to Instagram earlier in July, "[The studio executives] do not care about human life, they don't care about, really, life in general. 

They care about profits." He emphasized that the current situation demands drastic action, urging fellow actors to stand in solidarity and take a stand against the prevailing profit-driven culture.

Levi believed that the time for action is long overdue, stating, "We need to be striking, we should have done this years ago." 

Arrow star Stephen Amell faced backlash after expressing his lack of support for the actors strike and its effects on promoting their work during an appearance at Raleigh's GalaxyCon. 

Following criticism from fellow union members and a social media storm, Amell later clarified his stance, reaffirming his overall support for SAG-AFTRA, despite his personal discomfort with striking.

Meanwhile, Shazam! star Zachary Levi became embroiled in his own controversy as he passionately defended the strike in an Instagram post earlier in July.