Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney, & More Actors Donate $1 Million To SAG-AFTRA Fund
A-list actors are stepping up and supporting their fellow actors. Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, George and Amal Clooney, Matt and Luciana Damon, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, and many more have donated $1 million to the Screen Actors’ Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Foundation, as they are currently providing emergency assistance to actors on strike. Foundation president Courtney B. Vance announced on Wednesday that the program has raised $15 million so far. Other actors who have helped out by contributing $1 million is Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey. Vance said the foundation is processing 30 times their usual number of applications for emergency aid and received 400 requests in the last week. SAG-AFTRA members hit the picket lines on July 14 after failed negotiations with The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producer. The WGA stopped working back in May.