George Clooney questions gun control in Alec Baldwin’s accident

Hollywood is still shocked by the accident during the filming of the movie ‘Rust’ in which Alec Badwin shot Halyna Hutchins dead. The last to pronounce on the tragedy was George Clooney, who has questioned what happened on the set based on his own experience participating in productions in which firearms were used. In his opinion, using live ammunition in a movie is “crazy”.

The 60-year-old star, who voiced her opinion on the ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ podcast, says he I had never heard the term ‘cold pistol’ used to describe a firearm that is safe to use on set, after the phrase was supposedly used by the film’s assistant director before handing the revolver to Baldwin.

More than 500 bullets on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie

“I’ve been on sets for 40 years and the person who hands you the gun, the person responsible for the weapon, is the props person or the gunsmith. Period, “stressed the Oscar winner.” Every time I am handed a gun on set, […] I look at it, I open it, I also show it to the person I’m pointing to, I show it to the team, “Clooney said.” When I’m done, I return it to the armory, “he added.

Clooney pointed out that while he doesn’t know Baldwin very well, he doesn’t think anyone was intent on causing harm. He also criticized the directors for save on hiring qualified gun handlers. “A 24-year-old probably shouldn’t, with that little experience, be in charge of a weapons department,” he said of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the ‘Rust’ gunsmith.

“We need the department heads to have experience and know what they are doing. Because this is just infuriating. Every time they hand me a six-round pistol, I point to the ground and fire. I pull the trigger six times. Always,” the man explained. actor, director and screenwriter.

David Halls, the target man in Alec Baldwin’s tragedy

“I never heard the term ‘cold gun'”, Clooney pointed out, referring to the explanations of the protagonists of the fatal scene of ‘Rust’. “I never heard that term. Literally. They are talking about things I have never heard of. It’s just infuriating“, he concluded.

Gunsmith Hannah Gutiérrez-Reed, in the spotlight

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department has found in court documents that Utility Manager Sarah Zachary took the gun from a closed truck and gave it to gunsmith Hannah Gutiérrez-Reed, who loaded it with cartridges from a box of mannequins. , but apparently one of them was live ammunition.

Gutierrez-Reed said he showed the gun to assistant director Dave Halls, who admitted he did not inspect it thoroughly enough before giving it to Baldwin, who then fired it while rehearsing for a scene on a church pew. The gunsmith’s attorney, Jason Bowles, told the Today Show that she “is heartbroken and devastated by what happened.”


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