Forrie J Smith Prefere To Miss SAG Awards For Not Getting Vaccinated

Forrie J Smith Refuses To Attend SAG Awards And Gets Vaccinated

“Yellowstone” actor Forrie J. Smith will miss the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards due to regulations mandating all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The “Yellowstone” cast is nominated in the top category of the ensemble in a television drama alongside “Succession,” “Squid Game,” “The Morning Show,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” 

The nomination honored “Yellowstone’s” first major bit of awards attention after four seasons onair. Smith posted a video on Instagram saying he is against vaccinations and thus won’t be at the SAG Awards later this month.

I want to apologize to y’all for not being at the Screen Actors Guild Awards,” Smith told his Instagram followers. “I mean no offense to anyone. I’m not vaccinated, and it’s a requirement to be vaccinated.”

I’m not vaccinated, I will not get vaccinated,” Smith added. 

I haven’t been vaccinated since I was a little kid. I don’t vaccinate my dogs, I don’t vaccinate my horses. I’ve never had a flu shot. I never will. I believe they compromise your immunities… It’s just my beliefs. I just don’t believe in that stuff. Whatever.”

The cast of Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” was nominated for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.

The following actors are listed as nominees as part of the “Yellowstone” SAG Award ensemble nomination: Kelsey Asbille, Wes Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Gil Birmingham, Ian Bohen, Eden Brolin, Kevin Costner, Hugh Dillon, Luke Grimes, Hassie Harrison, Cole Hauser, Jennifer Landon, Finn Little, Brecken Merrill, Will Patton, Piper Perabo, Kelly Reilly, Denim Richards, Taylor Sheridan, Forrie J. Smith and Jefferson White.

Forrie J. Smith is a well-known Hollywood stuntman and actor who has worked on ‘Hell or High Water,’ ‘2 Guns’, and ‘Rambo III’.

Aside from that, he will always be recognized for his role as Lloyd Pierce on the hit TV sitcom ‘Yellowstone’ on the Paramount Network. Smith has also been in over 24 films as an actor and stuntman since his debut in 1987 AD with Desperado.’ With his horse-riding prowess, Forrie J. Smith, now 62, continues to rule the silver screen.

Smith stars in “Yellowstone” as Lloyd Pierce, a senior ranch hand on the Dutton Ranch. The actor was featured in a recurring role on the show’s first two seasons before being upped to a series regular in Season 3. 

“Yellowstone” Season 4 gave Smith his most material to date. His role started as a recurring one and he was promoted to a series regular in Season 3.

The SAG ceremony will broadcast live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, at 8 p.m. EST on Feb. 27 on both TNT and TBS.

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