I feel so dirty writing that, but it’s true. If you can get past his poor grammar, rambling sentences, and excessive use of exclamation points, Bay has a point:
“The leaders of these guilds seem to like the limelight they get in the press, it becomes more about the ego in the room rather than something smart.”
It’s worth noting that SAG isn’t run by AFL-CIO organizers. It’s run by actors. Past presidents include Patty Duke, Ed Asner, and Charlton Heston. The current president was in 90 episodes of Cybill. I didn’t know Cybill was even on that long.
The point is, nobody is more desperate for attention than actors (other than bloggers who think people actually care enough about who they are that they make themselves anonymous). It’s why they became actors in the first place.
I think the folks at SAG saw how much attention a group of ugly writers got. Can you imagine how much interest the media will have when real, actual celebrities walk the picket line? And they won’t even have any writers telling them what to say, or any directors telling them what to do!