Thank goodness that Vegas cocktail waitress is no longer distracting him!
George Clooney has stepped into the the SAG vs. AFTRA fray.
We've been waiting for this!
George just wants actors to get along instead of choosing between sparring unions.
In a two-page letter, released Thursday, Clooney adopted a neutral stance in the dispute between the two big actors unions.
"What we can't do is pit artist against artist," he wrote.
Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin are 2 big names that have sided with AFTRA.
Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen and Holly Hunter are the heavy hitters who have endorsed the SAG side.
Clooney called the fight counterproductive.
"Because the one thing you can be sure of is that stories about Jack Nicholson vs. Tom Hanks only strengthens the negotiating power" of the studios, he said.
We think George is right on — the suits are LOVING the actor bickering and division.
Clooney called on higher-paid actors to chip in a greater share of union dues and for 10 A-listers — "people that the studio heads don't often say 'no' to," he suggested, listing only Nicholson and Hanks by name — to sit down with studio heads once a year to "adjust the pay for actors."
SAG deputy executive director Pamm Fair reportedly called Clooney's letter valuable input.
AFTRA and the union repping the media moguls (the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ) declined comment.
Hmmm…interesting…is AFTRA in the pockets of the studio suits?