George Clooney says Rust taking pictures ‘infuriating’ and ‘insane’

Actor George Clooney shared his view on the controversy surrounding the deadly Rust on-set taking pictures, calling the incident final month wherein Alec Baldwin shot a gun that killed a crew member and injured the director “infuriating” and “insane.”

The seasoned actor stated he has by no means heard the time period “chilly gun” that the assistant director allegedly referred to as out earlier than the deadly discharge to point that the weapon was protected to fireplace. He additionally stated the duty for ensuring weapons are protected comes all the way down to the “prop particular person or the armorer, interval.”


“Each time I’m handed a gun on a set — each time, Marc, they hand me a gun — I take a look at it, I open it, present it to the particular person I’m pointing it to, present it to the crew each single take,” Clooney advised Marc Maron on the comic’s podcast. “You hand it again to the armorer while you’re achieved, you do it once more.”

Clooney conceded that working with dummy bullets is troublesome due to how comparable they give the impression of being to reside bullets. Investigators discovered that the gun fired by Baldwin contained reside ammunition as an alternative of dummy rounds.

“It comes all the way down to we have to be higher at ensuring that the heads of our departments … are skilled and know what they’re doing,” he stated, referring to 24-year-old armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed whose job it was to supervise the weapons on the New Mexico set.

“It’s infuriating that you simply get to this place the place the locations that you simply’re skimping on, and once more I wish to say that I don’t imagine there’s any intent by anyone to do something incorrect — it’s a horrible accident — however a 24-year-old particular person shouldn’t in all probability, with that little expertise , be heading up a division with weapons and bullets,” Clooney stated.

Gutierrez-Reed’s attorneys have stated they’re wanting into the reside bullets that ended up within the offending weapon as an act of sabotage.

No legal fees tied to the case have been filed, although an investigation  into the security on the set stays energetic. Santa Fe County District Lawyer Mary Carmack-Altwies stated on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday that “we do not need any proof” of sabotage.

Baldwin has mourned the lack of Hutchins and stated he believes Hollywood ought to study from the incident and implement new measures to make sure higher security with firearms on set, together with having law enforcement officials current .

“An ongoing effort to restrict using firearms on set is one thing I’m extraordinarily enthusiastic about,” he stated. “Some new measures must happen: rubber weapons, plastic weapons, no actual armaments on set. That’s not for me to determine. It’s pressing that you simply perceive I’m not an knowledgeable on this discipline.”

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