Juliette Lewis supports the IATSE strike and calls on actors to speak up about ...

Juliette Lewis supports the IATSE strike and calls on actors to speak up about ...
Juliette Lewis supports the IATSE strike and calls on actors to speak up about ...

Juliette Lewis has made it clear that she stands in support of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees strike.

On Friday the 48-year-old actress called out her fellow actors in a very long Instagram post addressing the unsavory work expectations in showbusiness.

Sharing with her 1.1 million followers she started the statement, 'Hello fellow actors - you should talk about how it's been normal to work 15-17 hour days, sometimes 6 day weeks.'

Standing her ground: Juliette Lewis has made it clear that she stands in support of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees strike

Standing her ground: Juliette Lewis has made it clear that she stands in support of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees strike

The Yellowjackets actress reflected back on her long career: 'I personally was conditioned in TV/film business since a teenager to never take a sick day off, or it would cost tens of thousands of dollars. 

'And you'd be labeled "problematic," so much so I've worked through a flu I've worked through migraines I've worked through walking pneumonia on Natural Born Killers for two weeks where I thought I might die...'

She continued, 'Apparently that was always better than speaking up and having them simply shift their schedule around to accommodate a person's health. Because it just didn't happen.' 

A nationwide strike is set to begin October 18 if an agreement isn't reached by then.  

Call-out: On Friday the 48-year-old actress called out her fellow actors in a very long Instagram post addressing the unsavory work expectations in showbusiness

Call-out: On Friday the 48-year-old actress called out her fellow actors in a very long Instagram post addressing the unsavory work expectations in showbusiness 

Addressing the strike: Sharing with her 1.1 million followers she started the statement, 'Hello fellow actors - you should talk about how it's been normal to work 15-17 hour days, sometimes 6 day weeks'

Addressing the strike: Sharing with her 1.1 million followers she started the statement, 'Hello fellow actors - you should talk about how it's been normal to work 15-17 hour days, sometimes 6 day weeks'

The brunette beauty commented that she's 'actually thankful for this work ethic' as it has 'served me in many areas of my life' before she continued, 'but I am an actor so when I think of the crew who shows up hours before actors do and leaves hours after actors do and are asked to work miracles daily that's a whole other story that goes beyond a soldier like work ethic and that's why all you have to do is read some of the stories.'

Going on, Lewis referenced instances of 'people dying behind the wheel' because they were overworked. 

Also mentioned was the tendency for employees to work with

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