Orange is the New Black alum Kimiko Glenn is standing with fellow hanging members of SAG-AFTRA amid their contract disputes with streamers like Netflix.
“My tits reside on in perpetuity [and] I need to receives a commission for as many f—king streams as that s—t will get,” Glenn, 34, stated in a Saturday, July 15, TikTok video, referring to her Orange is the New Black topless scenes. “Second of all, we didn’t receives a commission very properly ever. And once I say ‘didn’t receives a commission very properly,’ you’ll die.”
She continued: “Folks have been bartenders nonetheless [and] individuals had their second jobs nonetheless. They have been f—king well-known as s—t, like internationally well-known … however needed to hold their second jobs as a result of they couldn’t afford to not!”
Orange is the New Black, which was impressed by Piper Kerman’s memoir of the identical title, was tailored by Netflix in 2013. The award-winning sequence adopted Piper (Taylor Schilling) after she was booked at a neighborhood ladies’s jail to serve her sentence for transporting a suitcase of then-girlfriend Alex’s drug cash. The present additionally starred Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonne, Samira Wiley and Taryn Manning as Piper’s fellow inmates.
Glenn, who performed Brook Soso on OITNB, didn’t reveal which costars wanted to seek out different methods to complement their revenue through the present’s run. Nevertheless, she did additional allege that they couldn’t afford to take taxis to and from set in New York Metropolis. Netflix has not publicly addressed her claims nor revealed the salaries of the OITNB forged.
Glenn had taken to her social media to extrapolate on the ideas she — and a number of other former costars — shared with the New Yorker earlier this month. Within the Wednesday, July 12, profile, Glenn advised the outlet that it was “simply so unhappy” to obtain a pittance of revenue for her work on such a beloved TV sequence.
Orange is the New Black dropped its seventh and remaining season on Netflix in July 2019. Since then, forged members like Glenn have acquired residual checks primarily based on repeat TV binges. Glenn — who rose to fame enjoying Daybreak in Sara Bareilles’ Waitress musical — additionally shared a duplicate of her paycheck by way of TikTok on Saturday, revealing she solely earned a complete of $27 in residuals in a latest assertion.
The SAG-AFTRA union, which represents greater than 160,000 performers, approved a strike earlier this week after the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) didn’t handle any of their considerations concerning honest wages, using synthetic intelligence and extra points throughout contract negotiations.
Per phrases of the strike, unionized actors are forbidden from filming any TV or film tasks nor can they promote them throughout deliberate interviews or on social media. Many stars have additionally taken their grievances to the picket strains, together with Mandy Moore, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Logan Lerman, Gilmore Ladies alum Sean Gunn and the forged of Gray’s Anatomy.
“We’re not wealthy! We’re not fancy! This business is a recreation, and we’re all anticipated to play it. I don’t need to play it. I by no means wished to play it. I simply need to act and I need to be sincere, and I might LOVE to by no means placed on one other ill-fitting fancy outfit once more pretending like I’m extra profitable than you ‘cuz it’s bulls—t and I want pajamas,” Glenn wrote by way of her Instagram on Friday, July 14, defending her causes for becoming a member of the strike. “It conflicts with the vast majority of our realities, and in flip HIGHLY traumatic as a result of we have now the world watching us, anticipating issues of us, anticipating us to ship on their expectation of us, and with out the means or assets, it could actually actually do a quantity on not solely your checking account, however your psychological well being.”