Matt Damon, Emily Blunt & More ‘Oppenheimer’ Stars Walk Out Of Premiere To Support SAG-AFTRA Strike

The stars of “Oppenheimer” are standing in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA. Cast members Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Matt Damon, Rami Malek and more left the London premiere of the film early on Thursday ahead of the SAG-AFTRA strike announcement. “You’ve seen them here earlier on the red carpet. Unfortunately, they’re off to write their picket signs for what we believe to be an imminent strike by SAG joining one of my guilds, the Writers Guild, in the struggle for fair wages for working members of the unions, and we support them,” director Christopher Nolan told the audience at the film’s screening. An hour prior, the stars of the film posed for photos, interacted with fans, and talked to the press. The premiere happened just before SAG-AFTRA announced will go on strike starting July 14. The move will effectively shut down Hollywood and will be the first time the union has gone on strike since 1980.