Winkler thinks it’s crazy that in this place, writers are not valued like they are in New York where playwrights are highly respected. This is what he said about the strikes by writers and actors.
Henry Winkler talked about the writers and actors strikes during a fundraising event he hosted with his daughter Zoe Winkler Reinis at his home in Los Angeles.
“I’ve said it before, if it’s not written down, it won’t be performed. In New York, the playwright is highly respected, but here the writer is not valued. That’s not right,” Winkler said to The Hollywood Reporter. “Also, I’m grateful for my job, but many others in my industry don’t have enough. It’s important that we all work to make sure everyone has enough. That’s how I feel.”
Winkler thinks it will end soon, but he doesn’t know how. He feels lucky until it does end. He is busy with his new children’s book and his autobiography, Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond, which will be released on Oct. 31.
The star got nominated for his ninth Emmy. He was nominated for his role as Gene Cousineau in the last season of Barry. He might win in January because the awards show was delayed for four months. The strikes caused the delay. The Writers Guild of America has been on strike since May 2. SAG-AFTRA joined the strike on July 13.