Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the Hollywood star, says he will not use real guns on movie sets following the death of Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer during the production of ‘Rust.’
The movie star said Seven Bucks Productions, a studio he co-founded alongside Danny Garcia, will desist from using real gun on set henceforth.
Johnson added that the company would switch to rubber guns and take care of them at post-production without worrying about the cost.
“First of all, I was heartbroken. We lost a life. My heart goes out to her family and everybody on set. I’ve known Alec, too, for a very long time,” The Rock said.
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions — any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce — we won’t use real guns at all.
“We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in the post. We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.
“I love the movie business. There are safety protocols and measures that we have always taken in the movie business, and we take very seriously. And these sets are safe sets, and we’re proud of that. But accidents do happen. And when something like this happens of this magnitude, [that is] this heartbreaking, I think the most prudent thing and the smartest thing to do is just pause for a second and really re-examine how you’re going to move forward and how we’re going to work together.
“Any movie we do that Seven Bucks does with any studio. The rule is we’re not going to use real guns. That’s it.”
TheCable Lifestyle had last month reported how Alec Baldwin, the US actor, killed Hutchins when he “mistakenly” fired a prop gun while on the set of ‘Rust.’
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