Shannon Lee, daughter of the late martial arts legend Bruce Lee and sister of Brandon Lee — who died tragically from a gunshot while filming in 1993 — has called for more “gun safety training” on sets.
At a red carpet event on Monday ahead of the Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles — at which Lee is slated to present the first honoree of the newly created Bruce Lee Award — the 52-year-old actor, producer and accomplished martial artist herself spoke to Agence France-Presse on the tragic killing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month during filming of the American Western film “Rust.”
“I think that mandatory gun safety training [should be required] for the actor so that they can check the guns themselves and know how to use them appropriately, and so that they can keep others safe,” Lee told AFP.
Her brother was just 28 years old when he was shot and killed on the set of “The Crow” under circumstances similar to Hutchins’ death.
Shannon Lee said that Hollywood’s gun safety standards are “frustrating.”
“It shouldn’t happen again,” she said, suggesting that the death of her brother should have been the last of its kind.
It was reported last month that “Rust” star and executive producer Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed 42-year-old Hutchins — and wounded 48-year-old director Joel Souza — after Baldwin unknowingly fired a loaded gun that had allegedly been declared “cold” during filming, meaning no live round was in the chamber.
Lee showed remorse for Baldwin, while referencing the man responsible for killing Brandon, actor Michael Massee, who died of cancer in 2016.
“I felt sorry for Michael Massee, I felt really sorry, because it is a horrible thing to cause someone else to die. And I also feel sorry for Alec Baldwin,” said Lee.
“It’s really tough what he’s going through — he has to take care of himself,” she added.
The police investigation of Hutchins’ death is still underway.
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