Dwayne Johnson has made the largest-ever, single donation to the SAG-AFTRA Emergency Fund, meant to protect performers and set-workers who’ve incomes have been disturbed by the strike.
The fund’s president, Courtney B. Vance, said of Johnson’s donation:
“It was a love fest. It’s like, ‘Man, you’re stepping up in a way that is allowing others to know the dire necessity of it.’ This is him saying, ‘In such a time as this, I’m here and I’m not going anywhere, whatever you need me to do.’ And that sends a huge message to other folks to do the same thing.”
“Everyone knows what happens when you go on strike, when you stand for something — as the saying goes, if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for everything,” he added. “You can’t stand unless you have support underneath you, on the side, up top and up front. So Dwayne is letting everyone know, ‘I’m here. What are you going to do?’”
Those interested in donating to the fund can at this website.