In a Los Angeles Q&A screening event of 'Oppenheimer,' Cillian Murphy revealed that his way of handling the SAG-AFTRA Strike was by amusingly mentioning that he spent his time at home, savoring cheese. This humorous episode was later referred to during the film's premiere in London.
Emily Blunt, who was present, inquired about the point at which he ceased consuming cheese, and Murphy responded, "Yesterday," or rather, ten days subsequent to the official conclusion of the strike.
The SAG-AFTRA strike is a significant event for Hollywood, as it brought together 160,000 members of SAG-AFTRA and 11,500 members of WGA to protest against major studios. Among their main concerns were inadequate compensation, the use of AI technology, and the distribution of profits during the age of digital streaming. The alliance against AMPTP declared war in July.
During the duration of October 2 to October 11, negotiations were held between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP, and then recommenced on October 24. Eventually, on November 8, a tentative agreement was reached by the two parties, ultimately putting an end to the strike on November 9.