Guns are not the problems, untrained and unprofessional actors are, based Nicolas Cage blasts Alec Baldwin.
Condemning the idea that guns should be prohibited on film sets in the wake of Alec Baldwin’s shooting death, Cage stated they are ‘part of the job.” Implying that guns don’t kill people, just bad actors do.
In response to the tragic shooting on the Rust set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Nicolas Cage claimed actors need to be trained to wield a pistol as it is part of their job.
As part of a roundtable conversation for the Hollywood Reporter, Cage was joined by other actors including Peter Dinklage, Jonathan Majors, and Andrew Garfield. Cage immediately shut down the discussion that weapons should be prohibited from film sets following the Rust shooting, Cage said that “movie stars” should be trained to do things they normally wouldn’t do in their everyday lives.
“You need to know how to fight. You’re going to do fight scenes. You need to know how to ride a motorcycle. You need to know how to use a stick shift and drive sports cars, and you do need to know how to use a gun. You do. You need to take the time to know what the procedure is. Those are part of the job profiles,” the 58-year-old actor stated.
Cage went on to say that these skills may complement those of a stunt performer, which is a win-win situation. Movie stars and stunt men work together in the same industry, there for stunt men are expected to know the basics of acting and vice-versa.
Cage added: “The stunt man and the movie star are two jobs that coexist. Every stunt man needs to be a movie star, and every movie star needs to be a stunt man.”
Nicolas Cage has never collaborated with Alec Baldwin during his lengthy and illustrious career as one of Hollywood’s most recognizable performers, and he has no intentions to do so in the future since he believes his life may be in danger knowing how the actor is not trained with guns.
While Alec Baldwin’s career is on the line after fatally shooting and killing Halyna Hutchins on the set of his poorly funded movie, Nicolas Cage is about star in an epic movie as himself.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, a movie that simply known as Nicolas Cage by the fans, has the based Face/Off actor starring as himself along side’s The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent hits cinemas Australia-wide in April later this year, 2022.