Billy Porter has three things for the Hollywood studios, producers and executives he blames for the strikes … venom, rage and a little bit of grace.
The actor was at LAX Friday when a photog asked him about the unnamed studio exec who was quoted as saying studios are purposefully delaying negotiations with the writers and actors “until union members start losing their apartments and losing their houses.”
Billy unloads … he says he’s already losing his home, and his financial situation is why there are strikes in the first place … though he’s not quite going full Ron Perlmanhere.
Getting emotional, Billy says the strikes aren’t a game … and he’s trying to have some grace about the situation he and others in Hollywood find themselves in.
At the same time, Billy says he’s tried to bite his tongue because he knows all that’s going to come out of his mouth is venom and rage, which he fears will not be useful to the strike’s end goal.
Billy also seems to reference some of his recent interviews, like the one where he slammed Harry Styles‘ Vogue cover and called Anna Wintour a bitch.
For Billy, he says he’s just telling the truth and is getting dragged as a result of keeping it real.
Billy says the blowback is new for him, but that won’t stop him from being open, vulnerable and truthful about all topics, Hollywood strikes or otherwise.