Angelina Jolie reacts to the tragedy of the filming of Alec Baldwin’s film Rust
Angelina Jolie opens up about the Rust tragedy that left filmmaker Halyna Cackins dead, increasing pressure on gun safety in film productions.
Actress and director Angelina Jolie opened up about recent tragedy on the set of an independent film Rust. The incident occurred when star and producer of the film, Alec Baldwin, discharged a gun during the rehearsal that was supposed to be a prop. The resulting shot hit and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injured filmmaker Joel Souza. In the wake of Hutchins’ death, demands within Hollywood to ensure that nothing of this nature can ever happen again are strong.
But as continued calls about gun rules in the field become stricter than ever, the investigation into how a live bullet might have made its way into a gun that was supposed to be an accessory. also continues. At present, it is doubtful that the filming on Rust will ever resume, and given everything that has happened, this is probably the best possible outcome. Baldwin voluntarily came forward for questioning by authorities in New Mexico directly after Hutchins’ death and in the days following the incident it emerged that he was not going to face any charges. However, as time goes on, the events on set that occurred and led to the death of Hutchins become more and more complex than originally thought.
In the face of these inquiries and the shockwaves that Hutchins’ senseless death sent to Hollywood, several prominent celebrities have spoken of their own grief for the families involved and how changes can be made to prevent something like this from happening. does not happen again. More recently, Jolie took the floor. In an interview with The temperature, the old one Grave robber star kept his comments on the Rust short and to the point question, reiterating the belief of many that Rust lacked professional advice regarding the use of guns by independent film:
I cannot imagine what these families are going through. Right now, the heartache and tragedy of this accident is quite overwhelming. I have always been very careful because I had to work a lot with firearms. The way I worked or checked when I was directing, there are certain procedures. It must be taken very seriously.
Of course, in the case of an event like this, the hindsight is always twenty-twenty. That’s not to say that negligence of one sort or another can’t be attributed to everything that led to Hutchins’ death. But even the most polished and professional productions retain the possibility of an accident happening. Obviously, one death on the set of a movie is too many, but as long as real guns are allowed on sets, it’s arguable that there will always be the possibility that something similar will happen again. Jolie’s words can dramatically increase the current pressure within the film industry to make the changes necessary to keep everyone safe on a set, but until specific action is taken, the factor risk persists.
However, a slightly less discussed aspect of Hutchins’ death is that Hollywood currently has an issue with how its crews are treated. Each production has its own way of doing things and Rust was an independent production, but having an industry veteran like Baldwin on board as a producer makes whatever happened to inexperience more difficult. If crews are not looked after and treated with respect, walkouts occur. The legal right granted by some states to bring in replacement workers (as was the case with Rust) is an economical tool that can ultimately sacrifice experience and safety standards on film sets.
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