However, controversy has arisen over the series’ availability on Netflix. Actor Aaron Paul, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman on the series, has expressed dissatisfaction with the royalties he is receiving from the streaming platform.
“To be perfectly honest, I don’t get Breaking Bad from Netflix, and I think that’s crazy,” Paul explained. The actor is part of the Hollywood strike that began in July and took this opportunity to voice his grievance to Netflix.
The Hollywood Strike
The actors’ strike, which came on top of the existing writers’ strike, had a significant impact on the entire Hollywood entertainment industry. The reason for this protest is the pursuit of fair payment by the streaming platforms. Actors consider it unfair not to receive adequate compensation for their work, especially when their productions generate income on these platforms indefinitely.
Optimism in the midst of struggle
Aaron Paul is optimistic the situation will change: “I think they know they got away with not paying people fair money, and now it’s time to complain. I’m optimistic; we’re not going anywhere.” So you have to do something!”
In addition to the issue of royalties, the fight also aims to protect actors’ rights and avoid the use of artificial intelligence, which could affect their work. The Hollywood entertainment industry is at a crucial stage in its quest for fairness and justice in the age of streaming platforms.