On July 18, 2023, she picked up her protest sign and headed to the picket line as a member of the American actors’ union, Screen Actors Guild — American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).
Moore has claimed she received residual cheques as low as 81 cents, despite the NBC series now being streamed on Hulu.
The actor played the role of Rebecca Pearson in the series and, according to IMDb, appeared in 106 episodes of the six seasons that ran from 2016-2022.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Mandy Moore, who was Emmy-nominated for This is Us, on the Disney picket line in Burbank, California. She had some things to say, namely that she’s received residual checks that were comically low: “very tiny, like 81-cent checks.”
That’s nothing. “I was talking with my business manager who said he’s received a residual for a penny and two pennies,” Moore added.
“The residual issue is a huge issue,” Moore said. “We’re in incredibly fortunate positions as working actors having been on shows that found tremendous success in one way or another … but many actors in our position for years before us were able to live off of residuals or at least pay their bills.”