Shannon Lee, girl of the precocious martial arts fable Bruce Lee and sister of Brandon Lee — who died tragically from a gunshot portion filming successful 1993 — has called for much “gun information training” connected sets.
At a reddish carpet lawsuit connected Monday up of the Asian World Film Festival successful Los Angeles — astatine which Lee is slated to contiguous the archetypal honoree of the recently created Bruce Lee Award — the 52-year-old actor, shaper and accomplished martial creator herself spoke to Agence France-Presse connected the tragic sidesplitting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins past period during filming of the American Western movie “Rust.”
“I deliberation that mandatory weapon information grooming [should beryllium required] for the histrion truthful that they tin cheque the guns themselves and cognize however to usage them appropriately, and truthful that they tin support others safe,” Lee told AFP.
Her member was conscionable 28 years aged erstwhile helium was changeable and killed connected the acceptable of “The Crow” nether circumstances akin to Hutchins’ death.
Shannon Lee said that Hollywood’s weapon information standards are “frustrating.”
“It shouldn’t hap again,” she said, suggesting that the decease of her member should person been the past of its kind.
It was reported past period that “Rust” prima and enforcement shaper Alec Baldwin accidentally changeable and killed 42-year-old Hutchins — and wounded 48-year-old manager Joel Souza — after Baldwin unknowingly fired a loaded weapon that had allegedly been declared “cold” during filming, meaning nary unrecorded circular was successful the chamber.
Lee showed remorse for Baldwin, portion referencing the antheral responsible for sidesplitting Brandon, histrion Michael Massee, who died of crab successful 2016.
“I felt atrocious for Michael Massee, I felt truly sorry, due to the fact that it is simply a horrible happening to origin idiosyncratic other to die. And I besides consciousness atrocious for Alec Baldwin,” said Lee.
“It’s truly pugnacious what he’s going done — helium has to instrumentality attraction of himself,” she added.
Baldwin, 63, spoke retired connected Saturday aft weeks of speculation and finger-wagging by the media and Hollywood insiders alike. “She was my friend,” he said of the precocious Ukrainian cinematographer.
The constabulary probe of Hutchins’ decease is inactive underway.