Britney Spears’ estranged husband, Sam Asghari, joined several of his castmates in Los Angeles on Thursday to walk the line as part of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes.
Asghari, who is a member of SAG-AFTRA, was seen marching with a sign in hand near Walt Disney Studios in Burbank in support of his fellow performers, who have not worked since the strike began on July 13.
“We’re not here to talk about my personal life,” Asghari told TMZ when asked about his estranged wife Spears, 41. “We are here to raise awareness of my brothers and sisters who are working hard and striking for my future. Me too. I hope that everything will be resolved very soon and that we can all get back to what we love most, which is making art and inspiring people. .”
The latest sighting of Asghari comes weeks after the actor and personal trainer, who appeared to march alone on strike on Thursday, filed for divorce from his wife of 14 months.
Sam Asghari was pictured in Los Angeles walking along the SAG-AFTRA picket line on Thursday, August 31st.
Dressed casually in all black and wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap, the 29-year-old told TMZ that despite being out of a job, he currently has “the same amount of work as Leonardo DiCaprio,” saying the Oscar winner looked “out of a job” as well.
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“I mean, that’s the point of the attack,” noted Asghari, whose most recent acting credits include two episodes of Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ action series, Special operations: Lioness.
When SAG-AFTRA announced in July that negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for better pay and benefits for its members had broken down, performers in Hollywood, including stuntmen and singers, stopped work in solidarity.
In a memorandum signed by union president Fran Drescher and national executive director and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA members were ordered to “cease all services and perform all work covered by the TV/Theatrical contracts” once the strike begins.
On July 13, SAG-AFTRA began a strike, following in the footsteps of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the union that represents more than 1,000 writers working in television, news, film and online media. The WGA went on strike on May 2 because the deadline for a new contract had passed without a ratified contract.
“I hope everything gets resolved very soon so we can all get back to what we love to do most, which is creating art and inspiring people, and writers are the heart and soul of every project we do. So SAG strong,” said Asghari on Thursday, according to TMZ.
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Asghari filed for divorce from Spears in mid-August, citing irreconcilable differences. According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Asghari says the couple divorced on July 28.
In the filing, Asghari asked for spousal support from Spears and for her to pay legal fees.