Jennifer Coolidge, the White Lotus star, received the Comedic Genius Award at the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards held on May 7.
Due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike in the industry, the ceremony was pre-recorded.
In her speech, Coolidge showed her support for the WGA and stood with them in their fight for fair rights and wages for writers.
Coolidge reflected on Shakespeare’s words while talking about the WGA strike.
She referred to his famous line “The play is the thing” and added that what he really meant is that it’s everything.
Her statement highlighted the importance of writers in the entertainment industry and their contribution to the success of any project.
Coolidge's message of support for the WGA was a powerful statement of solidarity with writers.
As a member of SAG, she stood with her sisters and brothers from the WGA in their fight for fair rights and wages.