Bruce Lee’s daughter stresses gun safety training for actors!
The remarks from Shannon Lee in wake of the Rust set incident claimed the life of the cinematographer during the shoot.
Shannon Lee’s brother, Brandon Lee, was killed in a similar accidental shooting accident at age 28 while filming “The Crow” in 1993.
Shannon Lee, the daughter of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, said such training could be a matter of life or death for those working in the film industry.
She said she never spoke with the late actor Michael Massee, who fired the gun that killed her brother.
Shannon Lee spoke 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.
“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.
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.
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 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.