“We are coming down a terrible slope (…) they can take these pictures and do with us what they want” – explained the actor. “Let’s stop it.”
Scot Brian Coxstar of the series “Succession”, demonstrated along with hundreds of other British actors in central London support strike of their American colleagues inconsistent with wage cuts and the threat of artificial intelligence.
Imelda Staunton (Crown, Harry Potter), Simonpegg (An impossible mission), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter in the Marvel movies) and Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) also participated in the concentration in Leicester Square, the district of the capital with the most characteristic cinemas.
Carrying banners from the British Actors Guild Equity, they expressed their solidarity with their US union counterpart, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).
More 160,000 film and television actors Americans went on strike last weekjoining a movement started a few weeks ago by writers.
With this strike, unprecedented in Hollywood for more than 60 years, they want to denounce the decline in wages in the streaming era and the threat that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to their jobs.
In London, Cox, 77, who plays media mogul Logan Roy in the hit HBO series Inheritancestated that the use of AI in the film industry is a “very serious” threat that must be stopped.
“We are coming down a terrible slope (…) because our image (on the screen) is very strong and they can take these pictures and do with us what they wanthe explained to the producers. “They shouldn’t be allowed to do that. We will stop it,” he added.