Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says He Will Not Use Real Guns ‘ever again’ on set
Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has said he will not use real guns “ever again” on film or TV sets following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Speaking on the red carpet for the world premiere of his new Netflix blockbuster Red Notice, the actor said that films or TV shows made by his company Seven Bucks Productions would use rubber guns from now on.
His comments come two weeks on from the death of Hutchins, who was killed on the set of the Western film, Rust in New Mexico. Alec Baldwin had been holding a gun which released a live bullet, and investigations into the incident continue.
Speaking about the tragedy and the use of guns on sets, Johnson told reporters: “The guts and the mechanics of movies, there’s a lot of protection. But that said… I can speak on behalf of Seven Bucks Productions – moving forward on any Seven Bucks Production in television or film or otherwise, we will not use real guns ever again.
“We are going to be using rubber guns and we’ll take care of it in post [production] and we won’t worry about the dollars or won’t worry about math or what the cost is.”
Johnson also said he had known Baldwin for “many, many years”.
He added: “He’s a buddy of mine, and my heart goes out to the families of everybody who was involved.”
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