The 24-year-old armourer on Rust has spoken out to clear up ‘untruths’ about her and revealed she had no concept there have been live rounds on set.
The armourer on the set of Rust has damaged her silence, saying in a statement that she had “no idea where the live rounds came from” that result in one individual being killed and one other wounded.
In a statement shared on Twitter and signed by two attorneys for the armourer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reid mentioned needed to “address some untruths that have been told to the media, which have falsely portrayed her and slandered her.”
“Hannah and the prop master gained control over the guns and she never witnessed anyone shoot live rounds with these guns and nor would she permit that. They were locked up every night and at lunch and there’s no way a single one of them was unaccounted for or being shot at by crew members,” she mentioned within the statement.
Gutierrez-Reid claimed that as a result of she was employed for 2 positions on the movie, it made her capacity to focus on the job of armourer troublesome.
“She fought for training, days to maintain weapons, and proper time to prepare for gunfire but ultimately was overruled by production and her department. The whole production set became unsafe due to various factors, including lack of safety meetings,” the statement mentioned.
Her attorneys mentioned she would communicate extra about the incident subsequent week.
It comes as Gutierrez-Reid was reportedly accused by crew members of breaking primary security protocols on the Montana set of Nicolas Cage’s The Old Way in August, they informed The Wrap.
Cage even walked off set screaming at Gutierrez-Reed after she fired a gun with out warning for the second time in three days, the film’s key grip, Stu Brumbaugh, informed the outlet.
“Make an announcement, you just blew my f***ing eardrums out!” Cage yelled earlier than strolling off in a rage, Brumbaugh recalled.
Last week, actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that fatally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded directorJoel Souza.
An affidavit revealed that Baldwin was informed “cold gun,” that means that no ammunition was within the gun. News stories quickly surfaced that a number of crew members had walked off the set of the movie simply hours earlier than the deadly incident to protest a myriad of points, which included complaints about security procedures.
Gutierrez-Reid mentioned in a podcast final month that gun have been “not really problematic unless put in the wrong hands”.
“I think the best part about my job is just showing people who are normally kind of freaked out by guns, like, how safe they can be,” Gutierrez-Reed, mentioned on the Voices of the West podcast. “A lot of it, for me, is just being able to show the world, like, you know, guns are awesome.”
In the podcast, she mentioned her father, stuntman Thell Reed, started educating her about weapons and gun security when she was 16. But she acknowledged that she was nonetheless studying the ropes.
“I think loading blanks is like the scariest thing to me, because I was, like, ‘Oh, I don’t know anything about it,’” she mentioned.