After the Emmy winner claimed he is not receiving any money from Netflix in relation to “Breaking Bad” residuals, comments he made at a recent SAG-AFTRA rally have gained attention on social media.
Throughout the show’s five seasons on AMC, Paul played Jesse Pinkman alongside Bryan Cranston. Before Season 4 of the programme debuted on AMC, Netflix made the prior three seasons streamable, considerably raising the show’s popularity. Then “Breaking Bad” established itself as a Netflix mainstay, to the point that the show’s follow-up movie, “El Camino,” was an original on the site.
While on strike with former co-stars Cranston and Jesse Plemons, Paul said, “I don’t get a piece from Netflix on ‘Breaking Bad’ to be totally honest and that’s insane to me.”
“Shows live forever on these streamers and it goes through waves,” he added. “And I just saw the other day that ‘Breaking Bad’ was trending on Netflix, and it’s just such common sense, and a lot of these streamers, they know they have been getting away with not paying people just fair wage and now it’s time to pony up.”
Since the SAG-AFTRA strike began, Cranston has also made his voice heard. Notably, he addressed Disney CEO Bob Iger in a fiery speech he delivered back in July.
“We’ve got a message for Mr. Iger,” Cranston said. “I know, sir, that you look [at] things through a different lens. We don’t expect you to understand who we are. But we ask you to hear us, and beyond that to listen to us when we tell you we will not be having our jobs taken away and given to robots. We will not have you take away our right to work and earn a decent living. And lastly, and most importantly, we will not allow you to take away our dignity! We are union through and through, all the way to the end!”
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