of Alec BaldwinFirst of TV interview Since the deadly “rust” shooting, he has addressed comments made by fellow actor George Clooney on gun safety in movie sets.
The 63-year-old actor told George Stephanopoulos that external comments did not intend to improve the situation.
“How do you deal with an actor like George Clooney who says he checked the gun himself every time he was given a gun?” Asked the newscaster.
“Well, many people felt that they needed to post a comment on the situation, but that didn’t really help the situation,” Baldwin said. “Jeez”
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“If your protocol checks the gun every time, it’s good for you. I’ve probably treated weapons like any other actor in a movie with an average career. Again, Someone will shoot you or you will be shot, “he continued. “And then I had a protocol, which never disappointed me.”
Clooney said in a podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” that he would always check his weapons personally after someone handed them over to the set.
“I’ve been on the set for 40 years, the person who gives you the gun, the person responsible for the gun is either props or armor, period,” Clooney recalled. “Now, every time they give me a gun in the set, every time they give me a gun, I see it and open it. I show it to the person pointing at it and show it to the crew. When I was done, I had to put all the takes back into the armor … try again, partly because of what happened to Brandon. [Lee], Everyone does it. Everyone knows and maybe Alec did it, hopefully he did it. “
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Clooney officials did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
Baldwin explained that when he was a young actor, the Prop man told him not to operate the weapon before the scene.
“When I was young, the props guy said,’Don’t do that,'” he explained. “And they would say,’One thing you need to understand is that you don’t want the actor to be the last line of defense against a catastrophic gun safety breach. My job is Is to make sure the gun is safe Then I give you the gun and declare it safe. The crew doesn’t rely on you saying it’s safe. They’re safe to me I’m relying on you. “
Baldwin inferred, “When the person in charge of the job handed me a weapon, I trusted them, and I never had a problem.”
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Stephanopoulos then asked the Emmy winners what responsibility the actor had for the set to ensure safety.
“I think this is a difficult question, as the responsibilities of the actors from this day onwards are very different from the previous day,” recalls Baldwin.
“First of all, I can’t imagine doing a movie with a gun again,” he added. “The actor’s responsibility is to do what the prop armorer instructed them.”
Baldwin said he was handed the released gun Killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Movie director Joel Souza injured Assistant Director Dave Halls He told him that the gun was “cold”, meaning no load. The gun was actually carrying a real bullet that shouldn’t have been set.
The producer revealed that he had never triggered a gun. When Baldwin “let go of the hammer” and the gun disappeared, he followed Hutchins’ instructions and lined up the shots with the gun.
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Movie armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Lead, In a statement by her lawyer obtained by Fox News, she said she did not know how the live round was loaded into the gun.
“For a million years, Hannah didn’t think the live ammunition could have been in a’dummy’bullet box,” Jason Bowles, one of the lawyers, said in a statement. .. “Who puts them in there, and why it’s the central issue”
“Hannah is very safe and took her work very seriously from the moment she started on October 4th,” Bowles said. “She trained firearms for the actor and Mr. Baldwin. She fought for more training days, and she emphasized not pointing firearms at people on a regular basis. “
“She inspected the bullets loaded into the firearm that day,” Bowles said. “She always inspected the firearms. She inspected them again, just before handing them over to Mr. Halls, by rotating the cylinder to show all the firearms and then handing them over.”