Actor Dwayne Johnson says no to real guns on set after Baldwin tragedy

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LOS ANGELES, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Hollywood histrion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said helium would not usage existent guns again successful his movies aft his person and chap histrion Alec Baldwin accidentally changeable and killed a cinematographer connected a movie acceptable successful New Mexico past month.

Halyna Hutchins was killed connected Oct. 21 by a slug discharged from a weapon Baldwin was utilizing to rehearse a country connected the acceptable of Western movie "Rust".

Baldwin had been told by an adjunct manager that the weapon was "cold", an manufacture word meaning it is harmless to use.

Johnson, who was retired successful Los Angeles attending the satellite premiere of his caller Netflix blockbuster "Red Notice" with co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, said his accumulation company, Seven Bucks Productions, would "not usage existent guns ever again."

Cast subordinate and shaper Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere for the movie "Red Notice" successful Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

"That was a unspeakable script that happened. I've known Alec (Baldwin) for many, galore years. He's a buddy of mine, and my bosom goes retired to the families of everybody who was involved," helium said.

"I can't talk for different accumulation companies, I can't talk for different studios, but what I tin archer you is this has created a caller lens and a caller position connected however we tin run moving forward," Johnson told Reuters.

The "Fast & Furious" prima said from present connected his accumulation institution would usage rubber guns and that they would "take attraction of it successful station (production) and we won't interest astir the dollars."

The shooting has reignited interest astir the usage of prop guns and information connected movie sets. Baldwin disputes allegations that the accumulation of "Rust" was unsafe and chaotic.

"Red Notice," which sees Johnson squad up with Reynolds and Gadot for an action-packed heist caper, streams connected Netflix from Nov. 12.

Reporting by Omar Younis and Alan Devall; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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