George Clooney calls Alec Baldwin’s deadly ‘Rust’ shooting ‘insane’

George Clooney calls Alec Baldwin’s deadly ‘Rust’ shooting ‘insane’

Actor George Clooney has described the deadly shooting of “Rust” cinematographer as “infuriating” and “insane”.

Speaking on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, Clooney stated that the death of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was clearly the result of “a lot of stupid mistakes.” He also claimed that Alec Baldwin and his crew appeared to ignore decades-old safety rules used on every other set.

He said;

“Maybe they weren’t even using that gun to do target practice, but they had live ammo with dummies, all this s–t we’ve been seeing with all the Alec Baldwin stuff.

“And that is insane. It’s insane. It’s infuriating."

Clooney also said that despite being on sets for 40 years, he has never heard of some of the apparent safety measures Baldwin’s Western had used on the deadly set.

The 60-year-old actor further stated that following the incident, every actor should additional steps to personally ensure the weapon is not loaded before they actually fire on set.

He added;

“First of all, I’ve never heard the term ‘cold gun.'

“I’ve never heard that term. Literally, they’re just talking about stuff I’ve never heard of. It’s just infuriating.

“Every single time I’m handed a gun on a set — every time — they hand me a gun, I look at it, I open it, I show it to the person I’m pointing it to, we show it to the crew.

“Everyone does it. Everybody knows.

“Maybe Alec did that — hopefully he did do that."Latest Post