Alec BaldwinIt was suggested that on Monday police officers should be present at film sets for gun-related scenes.
“Every film/TV set that uses guns, fake or otherwise, should have a police officer on set, hired by the production, to specifically monitor weapons safety,” the actor posted on social media
Last month, Baldwin accidentally fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film “Rust.” He was rehearsing a “cross draw” that led him to point a revolver ― which had been declared “cold,” or as not having real bullets in it ― at Hutchins and director Joel Souza, according to an affidavit. Hutchins, who was struck by a live cartridge and killed, fired the gun. Souza suffered a shoulder injury.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico is still investigating, and no charges have been filed.
Hollywood is now examining how to film weapons-related action scenes.
In reaction to the tragedy, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson pledged to avoid using real gunsIn future movies that he will produce. “We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in (post-production),” he said “We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs.”
Baldwin’s suggestion to have police on sets, however, earned criticism from Daily Beast writer Tirhakah Love.
“Not only is this simply a terrible idea as opposed to just using fake guns and making sure the people handling those guns are well-rested, and, more importantly, are actually well-trained, but it’s also an act of capitulation to right-wing outrage,” Love wrote.