Sharon Stone says she's been 'threatened' with losing work over coronavirus vaccine insistence on set

The actress is currently running for SAG-AFTRA’s national board of directors and she’s making health insurance a high priority of her campaign, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video promoting her candidacy, she shared that she recently lost her health insurance through the union when she fell $ 13 short of qualifying.

As actors, sabes, things have not been going well for us,” ella dice en el video. “I don’t think you need me to tell you that. quiero decir, I lost my vested insurance after 43 years in the business because of COVID. yo estaba $ 13 short and, sabes, I don’t really think that that is reasonable for any of us.

Variedad reports that the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan was facing deficits and raised its eligibility requirements, which put it in the crosshairs of the Hollywood community and sparked a lawsuit that claimed discrimination.

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In a separate campaign video, Fecha límite reports that theBasic Instinctactress feels her work life is being threatened due to her insistence that the crew of an upcoming project she’s set to film in Atlanta be vaccinated.

Sharon Stone says she's being threatened with the loss of work for insisting that productions be fully vaccinated.

Sharon Stone says she’s being threatened with the loss of work for insisting that productions be fully vaccinated. (Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Will I go to work before everyone on my show is vaccinated? No. No, I won’t,” Ella explicó. “Am I being threatened that I will lose my job? sí. Yes I am. Will I lose my job if everyone is not vaccinated on my show? sí. Yes I could. Will I stand up for all of us so that every set that we go on is vaccinated? sí. sí, I will. Por qué? Because that’s ridiculous … that we should have to go to work where we are not safe to work.

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She also insists that she will not work until all sets are vaccinated and encouraged those viewing as well as potential voters in the guild to do the same. She is running on Matthew Modine’s Membership First opposition slate and notes that the other candidates she stands beside feel the same way.

En comunicado de prensa from July 19, SAG-AFTRA explained that the COVID-19 vaccination was still optional to work on film and television sets. sin embargo, it noted that those who are not vaccinated could be subject to different rules and regulations. It leaves the door open for productions to make vaccinations mandatory on a case-by-case basis rather than the blanket rule that Stone is advocating for.

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Producers will also have the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A on a production-by-production basis,” the press release reads. “Additional changes, such as adjustments to testing frequency, are included for certain areas in the United States and Canada where COVID-19 incidence is, and remains, very low.

These rules stay in effect until September 30, 2021.

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