Billy Porter Reveals He Has To Sell His House Because Of The SAG-AFTRA & WGA Strikes

Billy Porter is getting candid about the personal impact of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The “Pose” actor revealed in an interview with The Evening Standard that he’s feeling pressure to sell his home due to a strain on finances. “I have to sell my house because we’re on strike. And I don’t know when we’re gonna go back [to work]. The life of an artist, until you make f*** you money, which I haven’t made yet, is still check-to-check. I was supposed to be in a new movie, and on a new television show starting in September. None of that is happening,” he said. SAG-AFTRA members hit the picket lines on July 14 after failed negotiations with the AMPTP. The WGA stopped working back in May. Both unions are taking a stand on a range of issues including AI use and streaming residuals. Comcast, the corporation which owns our parent company NBCUniversal, is one of the entertainment companies represented by the AMPTP. Some employees of the NBC News Group are represented by SAG-AFTRA.