Sharon Stone claims she is being "threatened" with no work after requesting everyone who works on a set with her is vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Basic Instinct star would like to see everyone who works with her vaccinated against the virus, as she prepares to head to Atlanta to film a new television series soon.
In a video promoting her campaign to join the actors' union SAG-AFTRA Board of directors (via Deadline), Stone said, "I’ve been offered a job — a good job, a job I really want to do in Atlanta. That’s why my hair is standing on end … because the Producers Guild of America will not guarantee that everyone on our show is vaccinated before I go to work. Will I go to work before everyone on my show is vaccinated? No. No, I won’t,” she continued. “Am I being threatened that I will lose my job? Yes. Yes I am. Will I lose my job if everyone is not vaccinated on my show? Yes. Yes I could. Will I stand up for all of us so that every set that we go on is vaccinated? Yes. Yes, I will. Why? Because that’s ridiculous … that we should have to go to work where we are not safe to work."
She added, “I’m not going to work until all of our sets are vaccinated. And you shouldn’t either. Why? Because I am running for us. Why? Because we are you. I’m so sorry that this is our working conditions, but this is the Screen Actors Guild that we have today. Thank you.”
In the video, Stone, 63, also claimed that she lost her SAG-AFTRA health insurance during the pandemic because she fell US$13 short of qualifying.
Explaining what happened, she added: "'I mean, I lost my vested insurance after 43 years in the business because of Covid. I was $13 short and I don't really think that that is reasonable for any of us when we go through a global pandemic, to lose decades' worth of our insurance or to lose all of the things that we need when we're trying to put food on the table.
"We're trying to keep our homes, and we're trying to feed our kids, families."
Reports of Stone's campaign video surfaced after news broke last week that SAG-AFTRA revealed that the option of mandatory COVID-19 vaccines would be permitted on film and television sets, giving producers "the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A [where unmasked actors work] on a production-by-production basis." Netflix became the first studio to implement a mandatory vaccination policy for its US productions. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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