Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is making major changes to the set.
After Alec Baldwin accidentally killed cameraman Halina Hutchins on the set of Rust, Johnson told Variety that he would no longer use real weapons in any of his productions.
“First of all, I was heartbroken,” Johnson said Wednesday at the premiere of his new film. “We have lost our lives. I really love her family and everyone on the set. I’ve known Alec for a long time, too. ”
Speaking of his own production company, he said, “I can tell you, without losing clarity, that any film we promote with Seven Bucks Productions – any film, any TV show, or anything we do or produce – we won’t use real weapons. “
“We’re going to switch to rubber weapons and will take care of that later,” Johnson said. “We won’t worry about dollars; we won’t worry about how much it costs. ”
“When something like this happens on this scale, [that is] it’s heartbreaking, I think the smartest and wisest thing to do is just to pause for a second and really re-examine how you are going to move forward and how we will work together, ”he added.
Baldwin was rehearsing a scene on the set of Rust when he accidentally fired a Colt .45 pistol containing a live round instead of an empty one, hitting Hutchins and hitting director Joel Sousa in the shoulder. Hutchins died a few hours later, leaving behind her husband Matthew and their 9-year-old son.
“She was my friend,” Baldwin told the paparazzi last weekend, referring to Hutchins. “We were a very, very well-tuned team making a movie together, and then this terrible thing happened.”
“We are very worried about his family and his child. As I said, we are looking forward to the sheriff informing us what their investigation gave, ”added the actor.