George Clooney returned to a podcast on the fatal incident that left one dead and one injured while filming Rust . The American actor said he believed in the good faith of Alec Baldwin , who claimed to ignore that the weapon responsible for the tragedy was loaded. But he did point out that after the accidental deaths of Brandon Lee and Jon-Erik Hexum (in 1984 and 1993, both related to guns they thought were safe), gun control should be a priority on set.
“Every time a gun is handed to me on the shelf – every time, when I pick up the gun, I look at it, I open it, I also show it to the person I’m pointing it at, and I shows it to the crew. Every take, “said George Clooney. “And then you give it to the gunsmith. Everyone knows that’s protocol, and everyone does. Maybe Alec did – I hope he did. ‘did”.
“I shoot the ground six times”
George Clooney also stressed that fake guns look so much like real ones, that he took the reflex to check them too in order not to take any risks.
“Every time I am handed a six round pistol, or a six round rifle, I point the rifle at the ground and shoot six times,” the star assured, adding that it is “quite simply foolish “not to take this precaution.
The actor also lamented the use of the term “cold gun”, which is said to have been used when handing the gun to Alec Baldwin.
“I have never heard of the term ‘cold weapon’,” said George Clooney. “I’ve never heard of that term. Literally. They just conjure up things I’ve never heard of. It’s just infuriating.”
George Clooney reflects on gun safety and tragic ‘Rust’ death on set: “We need to be better.” https://t.co/bhZ4FZox4H
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