While Father Arnold Schwarzenegger Maintains Silence, Patrick and Half-Brother Joseph Unite Against Catastrophe Looming Over Hollywood

Published 09/23/2023, 1:44 AM EDT

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Since July 14, the SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and WGA (Writers Guild of America) have been on strike. The strike is against the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) over various disputes. The incident has disrupted and derailed multiple film projects, and many of the most renowned actors have vocally supported the strike. However, a few, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, have refused to speak about the ongoing strikes.

Meanwhile, the actor sons of Arnie have picked a side. Patrick Schwarzenegger, who turned 30 on September 18, and Joseph Baena have shown support for the WGA and SAG. In his latest social media post, the 30-year-old son of the Terminator actor, Patrick, posted about a fresh round of negotiations between the WGA and AMPTP.

Schwarzenegger’s son is hoping for the best outcome


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Earlier, Patrick Schwarzenegger took to X to share a post by ‘Discussing Film.’ The Midnight Sun actor follows and often shares various posts on his X handle. This time, the actor shared an update on the resumption of negotiations between the WGA and the APMTP. “The WGA and AMPTP will meet again once again today,” stated the post that Schwarzenegger shared.

The post also highlights the WGA’s request to its members. “The WGA also asks that ‘as many of [our members] as possible come out to the picket lines tomorrow,” read the post the 30-year-old shared. Patrick showed support by reacting with four folded hands emojis. This isn’t the first time Patrick Schwarzenegger has shown support for SAG and WGA. In July, The Terminal List actor blasted Hollywood’s biggest production studios.


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‘Discussing Film’ posted that SAG-AFTRA’s proposed deal would cost each production studio around $23 million. However, after finding that studios refused, Patrick Schwarzenegger called them out since these studios regularly spend over $250 million per project. His half-brother, Joseph Baena, also voiced his support for the SAG and WGA during an Instagram live session.

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During his live session, Baena said he missed going to auditions. However, the 25-year-old also wished the dispute to be settled, with the WGA and SAG securing the benefits they deserve. “I do stand with my brothers and sisters in the union,” said Baena. However, just because their father has not opened up to the media doesn’t mean he has not done his part.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has supported actors’ and writers’ fight for their rights


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While the bodybuilding icon hasn’t spoken on behalf of writers or actors, he has taken action. The Hollywood action icon ruled the box office from the mid-80s to the mid-90s. Hence, he is aware of the contribution of the people who don’t appear on the silver screen. So, the seven-time Mr. Olympia decided to help in a different manner.

The Terminator actor joined Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman, and many more to donate a combined $15 million to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. While negotiations have resumed, donations from actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger helped the people on the ground when everything came to a halt.


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While actors like Patrick Schwarzenegger and Joseph Baena hope for the best outcome, only time will tell when the dispute gets resolved.


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Sagnik Bagchi


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Sagnik Bagchi is a sports writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in American sports. He has a deep understanding of combat sports, gymnastics, and weightlifting. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from a top university.
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