According to reports, actress Anne Hathaway left a photoshoot for Vanity Fair in New York on Tuesday to support the striking workers of Condé Nast, the magazine’s publisher.
The performer was ready with cosmetics and hair styling, but had not started taking photos when she was informed that media employees were participating in a 24-hour strike during union-corporation talks. According to Variety magazine, this was reported on Tuesday.
Approximately 400 employees, all of whom are part of a union, employed by Condé Nast and working for publications such as Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, and others, have gone on strike in response to the publisher’s negotiation tactics regarding job cuts.
Hathaway arrived at the location for a photo shoot on Tuesday morning.
Variety magazine reported that an unnamed source said that they had not yet begun taking photos. The source also added that once Anne was made aware of the situation, she immediately got up from hair and makeup and left.
The Guardian has contacted Condé Nast and representatives of Hathaway for a response.
According to a report from Variety, employees went on strike in the morning around the same time that the Oscar nominations were revealed. The workers then proceeded to hold a demonstration outside of the company’s Manhattan headquarters.
The union shared a post on X, previously known as Twitter, expressing gratitude to Anne Hathaway for not crossing their picket line.