The about-face comes after per week of backlash and allegations that Barrymore was a “scab” for resuming filming the Drew Barrymore Present whereas the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Display Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) proceed to strike.
Barrymore introduced the choice on Sunday in an Instagram publish, writing: “I’ve listened to everybody, and I’m making the choice to pause the present’s premiere till the strike is over. I’ve no phrases to specific my deepest apologies to anybody I’ve harm and, after all, to our unbelievable crew who works on the present and has made it what it’s in the present day.”
Feedback underneath the publish have been primarily optimistic, with followers and fellow actors celebrating the transfer.
The fourth season of Barrymore’s speak present was slated to return to TV on Monday. Filming for the brand new episodes moved forward final week — with out her three union writers — whereas picketers protested exterior her New York studio.
CBS Media Ventures, which distributes The Drew Barrymore Present, expressed assist for the actor’s resolution to delay the season’s premiere.
“We assist Drew’s resolution to pause the present’s return and perceive how complicated and troublesome this course of has been for her,” the group’s assertion learn.
In response to Variety, The Drew Barrymore Present will air repeat episodes for the foreseeable future and the episodes taped final week won’t be broadcast.
The backlash in opposition to Barrymore for resuming manufacturing of her speak present in the course of the Hollywood strikes was swift.
A day after filming relaunched, the 50 First Dates actor was dropped as the host for the Nationwide E book Basis’s annual e book awards.
“In gentle of the announcement that ‘The Drew Barrymore Present’ will resume manufacturing, the Nationwide E book Basis has rescinded Ms. Barrymore’s invitation to host the 74th Nationwide E book Awards Ceremony,” the group introduced on Sept. 12.
“Our dedication is to make sure that the main focus of the Awards stays on celebrating writers and books, and we’re grateful to Ms. Barrymore and her crew for his or her understanding on this scenario.”
Because the pushback continued, Barrymore launched a tearful apology on her Instagram web page, which has since been deleted. Within the video, posted Friday, Barrymore doubled down on her resolution to convey her speak present again in the course of the strikes.
“I needed to do that as a result of as I mentioned, that is larger than me and there are different individuals’s jobs on the road,” she mentioned.
Barrymore apologized to writers and unions within the video and mentioned she was taking accountability for the choice.
Drew Barrymore makes emotional apology for resuming speak present, however will proceed
Shortly after Barrymore determined to place a pause on her speak present, different exhibits adopted swimsuit, together with The Jennifer Hudson Present and CBS’ The Discuss.
Each exhibits additionally obtained backlash for resuming manufacturing in the course of the strikes and have been slated to return to the air on Monday.
Hours after Barrymore’s announcement, The Discuss mentioned it could “consider plans for a brand new launch date.” The Jennifer Hudson Present mentioned it could additionally push again its premiere.
On Monday, Invoice Maher announced on social media that he was suspending the return of Actual Time with Invoice Maher till the strikes finish.
“My resolution to return to work was made when it appeared nothing was occurring and there was no finish in sight to this strike. Now that each side have agreed to return to the negotiating desk I’m going to delay the return of Actual Time, for now, and hope they will lastly get this performed,” Maher wrote.
Well-liked speak present The View has been airing all through the strikes with out its two union writers.
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