Taking a stand!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is making a bold move and declaring that any project he and his production company, Seven Bucks, take part in will use fake guns following the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins.
On Thursday, October 21, the 42-year-old cinematographer was shot when a prop firearm was discharged by actor Alec Baldwin at the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of Rust in New Mexico. She tragically died following the horrific incident.
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“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,” the 49-year-old explained.
“We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post,” the former WWE superstar continued, noting they will add in the gun effects after the movie is shot. “We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.”
The Jumanji actor detailed that after the news broke that Hutchins had died, he immediately jumped on the phone with his production team and discussed how to make the proper changes moving forward.
“I love the movie business,” Johnson said. “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.”
The Baywatch star concluded, “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.”