Hollywood action star Dwayne Johnson, known as The Rock, has vowed to no longer use real guns in his films after a fatal shootout involving actor Alec Baldwin on set in New Mexico last month.
Johnson, who was in Los Angeles to attend the world premiere of his new Netflix blockbuster, Red Notice, with co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, said on Wednesday that films made by his company, Seven Buck Productions, “do would never use real pistols. again”.
“I was heartbroken,” Johnson said, addressing Variety at first. “We lost a life. My thoughts are with his family and everyone on set. I have known Alec for a very long time as well.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on October 21 on the set of Rust when a gun Baldwin was holding released a live bullet, police said.
Baldwin had been told that the weapon was “cold,” an industry term meaning it could be used safely.
An attorney for the gunsmith who oversaw the guns used on Rust’s film set suggested Wednesday that someone had deliberately put a live bullet into the gun used by Baldwin.
Jason Bowles said his client, Hannah Gutierrez, removed ammunition from a box that she said contained only dummy bullets unable to fire. He said he thought it was possible that someone intentionally placed real balls, which look like mannequins, in the box.
“We are concerned that this may have been what happened here, that someone intended to sabotage this set with a live bullet intentionally placed in a mannequin box,” Bowles told the show. Good Morning America from ABC television.
“We’re not saying that anyone who intended there would be a homicide tragedy,” he added, “but they wanted to do something to cause a security incident on the set. what we think happened.
A spokesperson for the producers, Rust Movie Productions, did not comment on Bowles’ comments. The company said it was investigating the incident and had not received any formal complaints regarding safety on the Santa Fe Plateau, New Mexico.
Local authorities are investigating the case and no charges have been filed against anyone involved.
The incident rekindled concerns about the use of propeller pistols as the weapon Baldwin unloaded.