Drew Barrymore had a talk show, but she decided to delay it because some people who make movies and act in them are on strike. At first, she wanted to keep doing the show even though there was a strike, but she changed her mind.
She said sorry to everyone she upset and to the team that works on her show. She hopes the strike will end soon.
People were not happy with her when she first said she’d do the show during the strike. She tried to explain that she wasn’t breaking any rules and that her show is important to many people.
A group called the Writers Guild said they would protest her show because it’s part of the strike. They said writing for her show during the strike is against the rules.
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Drew Barrymore posted a video where she said she was sorry and that the situation was complicated. She accepted responsibility for her choice but didn’t think she could make everyone happy.
She said she wanted to do the show because it’s not just about her; it’s about the people who work on it. Her show started during the pandemic, and she thought it could be a source of comfort during tough times.
The strike started because writers and actors want better pay and some other things like money from streaming and rules about using artificial intelligence in movies and shows.
The actors’ union also joined the strike to get better pay and protect against artificial intelligence being used too much. This is the first time both writers and actors have gone on strike together since 1960.