Barbie Star Margot Robbie Spotted on SAG Picket Lines

Margot Robbie was seen near Samara Weaving while marching for SAG.

SAG-AFTRA officially went on strike alongside the WGA in July, which has put most productions on hold in Hollywood. Due to the strikes, actors have not been able to promote their new projects. In fact, Barbie was one of the last big films to have a full-blown press tour before writers and actors started striking to advocate for better residualsprotection from AI, and more. Since the strikes began, many big stars have been spotted on the picket lines. This week, Barbie star Margot Robbie was the latest big name to be seen marching with her fellow actors.

"Margot Robbie has joined the WGA/SAG-AFTRA picket lines in Los Angeles, CA," IndieWire shared earlier this week. Behind Robbie you can spot Samara Weaving, who is one of the actors many often say looks like Robbie. You can check out photos of Robbie on the picket line below:

Why Is SAG-AFTRA Striking?

In a statement tied to the strike announcement, SAG-AFTRA representatives revealed that the strike is commencing after four weeks of negotiations with the AMPTP, and an existing negotiation extension from June 30th to July 12th. Back in May, SAG-AFTRA's national board unanimously agreed to send an authorization vote to members, with and 97.91 percent of members ultimately voting in favor of authorization.

"Yesterday our union celebrated the 90th anniversary of the incorporation of Screen Actors Guild," Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, said during a press conference. "During our nearly century-long existence we've fought for and achieved countless gains for working actors. Today, we embark on a new important chapter in our unions history. Earlier this morning, the SAG-AFTRA national board convened following four weeks of negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers in a meeting, because AMPTP remains unwilling to offer a fair deal on key issues essential to protecting the livelihoods of working actors and performers. SAG AFTRA as national board unanimously voted to issue a strike order against the studios and streamers."

What Is Barbie About?

In Barbie, to live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you're a Ken. From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig comes Barbie, which hit theaters on July 21st. Barbie stars Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, alongside America FerreraKate McKinnonMichael CeraAriana GreenblattIssa RaeRhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell. The film also stars Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma MackeyHari NefAlexandra ShippKingsley Ben-AdirSimu LiuNcuti GatwaScott EvansJamie Demetriou, Connor Swindells, Sharon Rooney, Nicola Coughlan, Ritu Arya, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren. Gerwig directed Barbie from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach, based on Barbie by Mattel

Stay tuned for more updates about the WGA and SAG strikes.