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Charlie Day Skips ‘Fool’s Paradise’ Premiere In Amidst WGA Strike – The Hollywood Reporter


Charlie Day may be his directorial debut, but he’s sticking by the book amid the WGA strike.

the It’s always sunny in Philadelphia The star premiered his new feature Heaven’s lie — which he wrote, directed, and stars in — on Tuesday in LA, but after stopping for photos, he skipped the entire press line. Several reporters begged Day to come for interviews as he replied, “I wish I could!” He proceeded to stand aside with his team for the rest of the mat.

Representatives for Day did not respond to a request for comment, but a source confirmed that he skipped interviews because of the strike. According to WGA rules, a union member cannot lobby to promote a project. Day is a member of the WGA, most notably for his work on sunnywhich will premiere its sixteenth season in June.

Heaven’s lie Co-stars Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale, Jimmy Simpson, Glenn Howerton, Jillian Bell, Mary Elizabeth Ellis (also Day’s wife) and Katharine McNamara were also present at the premiere, although only Jeong and McNamara stopped by to attend the show. interviews. sunny’Rob McElhinney and Caitlin Olson were also there to show their support.

The movie, from Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate, follows a mute guy (played by Day) recently released from a mental health facility who looks just like a method actor who refuses to leave his trailer and is brought in to replace him, launching Hollywood wild. Riding.

Since the WGA strike began on May 2, many events have taken place – mostly the For Your Consideration panels as well as the premiere of the Michael J. Fox documentary. Still – canceled, while others – like on Monday the little Mermaid And Book Club: The Next Chapter Premiere – Carry on as normal.

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