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Zachary Levi thinks it’s “dumb” that he can’t talk about his movies amid strike

Shazam! star Zachary Levi has gone to call the SAG-AFTRA strike rules “so dumb.” This comes as he’s frustrated that he can’t talk about his upcoming projects without breaking the strike rules or even talk about movies and shows he’s already completed, as any promotion is a big no-no at this time.

During a fan event, a clip’s been floating around X lately of the 42-year-old actor proceeding to talk about the rules of the ongoing strike. He isn’t even allowed to talk about past hits like Shazam!, Tangled, and Chuck. He then went on to cheekily and passively mention past projects in the most general way while not name-dropping them to avoid breaking the rules.

“I’m not allowed to talk about… This is so dumb. I’m not allowed to talk about my previous work. I’m not allowed to talk about movies that I may be a superhero in. I’m not allowed to talk about TV shows that I may have been a nerd who worked at a Best Buy. I’m not allowed to talk about any animated Princess movies that I was fantastic in as the best Prince ever. I’m not allowed to talk about those things.”

It’s not too hard to believe that some actors weren’t as gung-ho about striking in the first place. With over 160K, there were bound to be some SAG-AFTRA members who just want to get back to work and not care about streaming residuals or AI. While the WGA strike is seemingly moving forward with AMPTP finally agreeing to return to negotiations after the strike began back in May, the actor strike just began last month, and there’s still plenty of time before things completely dry up.

Levi isn’t the only actor to criticize the strike. Heck, he’s not even the only DC actor to take a stance on the matter. Arrow’s Stephen Amell called the strike “myopic,” during his time at GalaxyCon.

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