The fianceé of actor Brandon Lee is urging Hollywood to ditch real guns for alternatives on movie sets.
Eliza Hutton has spoken out for the first since since Lee’s death in 1993 in a tragedy mirroring that of Halyna Hutchins death on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie, ‘Rust’.
Brandon Lee – who was also the son of Bruce Lee – was filming ‘The Crow’ when he was shot by another actor using a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. He was 28.
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— Eliza Hutton (@ElizaHutton1) October 23, 2021
“Twenty eight years ago, I was shattered by the shock and grief of losing the love of my life, Brandon Lee, so senselessly,” she told People magazine.
“My heart aches again now for Halyna Hutchins’ husband and son, and for all those left in the wake of this avoidable tragedy.”
She added, “I urge those in positions to make change to consider alternatives to real guns on sets.”
The couple had scheduled their wedding for April 17, 1993 after ‘The Crow’ was set to wrap production. He was killed on March 31st during the final week of filming.
Brandon’s sister Shannon Lee also shared a statement in the wake of the ‘Rust’ shooting.
“Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on Rust. No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period” she wrote on her brother’s Instagram, where she posts on his behalf.
US actor Alec Baldwin fired a vintage Colt pistol loaded with a live lead round in the accidental fatal shooting last week of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of his movie Rust, authorities say.
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza and District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies held a briefing six days after Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal for a scene inside a church at the filming location in New Mexico.
No one has been charged.