“My tits dwell on in perpetuity [and] I should receives a commission for as many f—king streams as that s—t will get,” Glenn, 34, mentioned in a Saturday, July 15, TikTok video, referring to her Orange is the New Black topless scenes. “Second of all, we did not get paid very well ever. And once I say ‘didn’t receives a commission very effectively,’ you’d die.”
She continued: “Folks had been bartenders nonetheless [and] folks had their second jobs nonetheless. They had been f—king well-known as s—t, like internationally well-known … however needed to hold their second jobs as a result of they couldn’t afford to not!”
Orange is the New Black, which was inspired by Piper Kerman’s memoir of the identical title, was tailored by Netflix in 2013. The award-winning sequence adopted Piper (Taylor Schilling) after she was booked at a neighborhood ladies’s jail to serve her sentence for transporting a suitcase of then-girlfriend Alex’s drug cash. The present additionally starred Laura Prepon, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, Danielle Brooks, Natasha Lyonne, Samira Wiley and Taryn Manning as Piper’s fellow inmates.
Glenn, who performed Brook Soso on OITNB, didn’t reveal which costars needed to find other ways to supplement their earnings in the course of the present’s run. Nevertheless, she did additional allege that they couldn’t afford to take taxis to and from set in New York Metropolis. Netflix has not publicly addressed her claims nor revealed the salaries of the OITNB solid.
Glenn had taken to her social media to extrapolate on the ideas she — and several other former costars — shared with the New Yorker earlier this month. Within the Wednesday, July 12, profile, Glenn instructed the outlet that it was “simply so unhappy” to receive a pittance of income for her work on such a beloved TV sequence.
Orange is the New Black dropped its seventh and final season on Netflix in July 2019. Since then, solid members like Glenn have acquired residual checks based mostly on repeat TV binges. Glenn — who rose to fame taking part in Daybreak in Sara Bareilles’ Waitress musical — additionally shared a replica of her paycheck through TikTok on Saturday, revealing she solely earned a complete of $27 in residuals in a latest assertion.
The SAG-AFTRA union, which represents greater than 160,000 performers, licensed a strike earlier this week after the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) did not address any of their concerns relating to honest wages, the usage of synthetic intelligence and extra points throughout contract negotiations.
Per phrases of the strike, unionized actors are forbidden from filming any TV or film tasks nor can they promote them throughout deliberate interviews or on social media. Many stars have additionally taken their grievances to the picket lines, together with Mandy Moore, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Logan Lerman, Gilmore Girls alum Sean Gunn and the solid of Grey’s Anatomy.
“We’re not wealthy! We’re not fancy! This trade is a sport, and we’re all anticipated to play it. I don’t wish to play it. I by no means wished to play it. I simply wish to act and I wish to be sincere, and I might LOVE to by no means placed on one other ill-fitting fancy outfit once more pretending like I’m extra profitable than you ‘cuz it’s bulls—t and I choose pajamas,” Glenn wrote through her Instagram on Friday, July 14, defending her reasons for joining the strike. “It conflicts with nearly all of our realities, and in flip HIGHLY anxious as a result of we now have the world watching us, anticipating issues of us, anticipating us to ship on their expectation of us, and with out the means or assets, it could possibly actually do a quantity on not solely your checking account, however your mental health.”