Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson said on Wednesday that his production company would not be using real guns on set in reaction to the filming of “Rust” involving actor Alec Baldwin.
Johnson told Variety he would only use rubber guns on set in the future. He said he would pressure the studios he works with to take the same measure.
- “I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without a lack of clarity here, that any movie we have with Seven Bucks Productions – any movie, any TV show or whatever we do or produce – we won’t be using real guns at all, ”Johnson told Variety.
- “We’re going to switch to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of them on the job. We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t care what it costs.
Johnson said he was following the proper protocols with guns on set. But, he added, “accidents happen,” according to People magazine.
- “There are protocols and safety measures that we have always taken in the film industry and take very seriously, and these sets are safe sets, and we are proud of them. But accidents happen, ”he said.
The shooting on the set of “Rust” has rocked Hollywood in recent weeks. During filming, Baldwin discharged a gun that he was told was unloaded. But a projectile from the weapon killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
- Baldwin then expressed his regret in a tweet: “There are no words to express my shock and sadness over the tragic accident which claimed the life of Halyna Hutchins, a deeply admired wife, mother and colleague. . I fully cooperate with the police investigation to explain how this tragedy happened and I am in contact with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son and everyone who knew and loved Halyna.