Hollywood actors are stuck between a rock and a hard place amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike — best exemplified by one particular thespian, who’s now doing odd jobs to keep afloat.
Josh Hooks, who’s been on shows like “Will Trent,” “Swagger” and “The Game,” among others … joined us Monday on “TMZ Live” to explain how he — like tens of thousands of other actors and writers — is maintaining job/money-wise during the labor stalemate.
The strikes are testing the dreams of actors and writers already struggling to get by. Their stories are far more common than those of famous stars. https://t.co/FQQQ4RUmjD
One gig Josh has picked up is cleaning houses, plus several other odd jobs — as he explains, it’s a great time to be a jack of all trades. Sounds like Craigslist is his best friend these days.
There are methods JH and his fellow striking actors are implementing to get by during this hard time — including leaning on each other for support, which he says entails cooking and sharing grub, or referring somebody to a new gig if there’s work on the table to go around.
He also reflects on how frustrating his journey in showbiz has been in these recent years. First, his momentum from 2019 got derailed because of COVID … which halted a lot of productions for a good long while. Now that he’s got some mojo again … it’s the strike.
Despite this … Josh fully backs his union in hitting the picket lines, adding that he’s happy to serve as a voice for countless people who are fighting for better working conditions.
He’s hoping these differences can be resolved sooner than later, but in the meantime — he’s clearly making do however he can … just like so many others are as well.