Zach Braff and Donald Faison added their names to the long list of celebrities showing support for the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike as they were spotted on Tuesday joining the picket line in Los Angeles.
Braff, 48, and Faison, 49, were seen among the large group of strikers protesting outside of the Netflix Studios in Los Angeles.
Both of the former Scrubs co-stars donned white SAG-AFTRA t-shirts and each held up a large black picket sign that read ‘SAG-AFTRA on STRIKE!’ in white and gold colored font.
Braff completed his outfit with a pair of white patterned shorts, a pair of grey socks, a pair of red and black sneakers, and a pair of black sunglasses.
Meanwhile, Faison donned a pair of yellow baggy shorts, a pair of black athletic shoes from Nike, and a black baseball cap.
SAG-AFTRA Strike: Zach Braff (left) and Donald Faison (right) added their names to the long list of celebrities to showing support for the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike as they were spotted on Tuesday joining the picket line in Los Angeles
Marching on: At the protest, both of the former Scrubs co-stars donned white SAG-AFTRA t-shirts and each held up a large black picket sign that read ‘SAG-AFTRA on STRIKE!’ in white and gold colored font
Scrubs: Braff (right) and Faison (left) are best friends and formed a close friendship after starring on the sitcom Scrubs.
At one point during the protest, the pair were chatting with an unidentified African-American woman.
Braff also uploaded a photo on his Instagram Stories of himself placing an arm around Faison as the two marched with fellow protestors.
The 48-year-old didn’t write anything around the photo of his Instagram story.
Braff and Faison are best friends and formed a close friendship after starring on the sitcom Scrubs, which follows the lives of employees at the fictional Sacred Heart Hospital, a teaching hospital. Both of their characters start out as interns.
On the show, Braff plays J.D. Dorian, the show’s protagonist and narrator. Faison plays Christopher Turk, J.D.’s best friend and a surgeon who eventually becomes the chief of surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital as the series progresses.
Scrubs ran for nine seasons from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010. The Emmy-winning sitcom aired on NBC for its first seven seasons and on ABC for its final two seasons.
In March 2020, Braff and Faison launched the re-watch podcast Fake Doctors, Real Friends, which is distributed by iHeartRadio.
On the podcast, which the two co-host, the former co-stars and real life BFFS share their stories and experiences from their time working on Scrubs.
Protest: At one point during the protest, the pair were all smiles while chatting with an unidentified African American woman and fellow striker
Podcast: In March 2020, Braff and Faison launched the re-watch podcast Fake Doctors, Real Friends, where the two share their stories and experiences from their time working on Scrubs
Fictional Besties and Real-Life Besties: Braff (left) and Faison (right) are real life besties just like their characters J.D. Dorian and Christopher Turk respectively were on
The ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike began on July 14 and is the latest of the ongoing labor disputes in Hollywood. The WGA strike, which saw writers crossing the picket line, has been going on since early May.
It is the first time that actors initiated a labor dispute in America since 1980 and the first time that both actors and writers went on strike at the same time since 1960.
The ongoing SAG-AFTRA Strike, which enters its eleventh day of protests, have seen many well-known actors showing solidarity with striking actors by issuing statements of support and/or joining picket lines in LA and New York City.
Besides Braff and Faison, other well-known names who took part in the picket lines in either Los Angeles or New York City include Jason Sudeikis, Susan Sarandon, Mandy Moore, Logan Lerman, America Ferrera, and Josh Gad, to name a few.
The U.K. actors union Equity held rallies in London and Manchester on July 21 in support of SAG-AFTRA Strike. Among the well-known names who attend the Equity Rally in London include Brian Cox, Jim Carter, Hayley Atwell, David Oyelowo, and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton, to name a few.
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