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Dwayne Johnson Vows to Only Use Rubber Guns in His Movies After 'Rust' Shooting

Dwayne Johnson Vows to Only Use Rubber Guns in His Movies After 'Rust' Shooting

Dwayne Johnson is opening up about set safety.

The 49-year-old Jumanji actor got candid about the tragic shooting on the set of Rust in an interview with Variety.

The conversation comes at the same time of the premiere of his Netflix action movie Red Notice, which features firearms.

“First of all, I was heartbroken…we lost a life. My heart goes out to her family and everybody on set. I’ve known Alec, too, for a very long time,” he said.

He went on to say he will only use rubber guns on his sets, and will enforce that rule with any studio he is working with.

“I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions — any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce — we won’t use real guns at all,” he said.

“We’re going to switch over to rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of it in post. We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t worry about what it costs,” he continued.

“I love the movie business. There are safety protocols and measures that we have always taken in the movie business and we take very seriously, and these sets are safe sets, and we’re proud of that. But accidents do happen. And when something like this happens of this magnitude, [that is] this heartbreaking, I think the most prudent thing and the smartest thing to do is just pause for a second and really re-examine how you’re going to move forward and how we’re going to work together,” he went on to say.

“Any movie we do that Seven Bucks does with any studio, the rule is we’re not going to use real guns. That’s it.”

Find out the latest details from the set of Rust, and what lawyers are saying.

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