Stuntman: What happened with Alec Baldwin would never happen in New Zealand

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 25 Oct 2021, 9:37AM
Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film "Rust". (Photo / AP)
Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office after he was questioned about a shooting on the set of the film "Rust". (Photo / AP)

Stuntman: What happened with Alec Baldwin would never happen in New Zealand

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 25 Oct 2021, 9:37AM

There's doubt what happened on an Alec Baldwin movie set would happen in New Zealand.

His 42-year-old photography director, Halyna Hutchins, is dead after the actor fired a gun he was told contained blanks while filming Rust.

New Zealand Stunt Guild professional, Andrew Cottle, told Tim Dower real firearms are often used in this country but there's never any live ammunition on set.

But he says a blank can also maim or kill someone.

“We stipulate with all of our firearms that you never point a loaded firearm at a person and pull the trigger because the gas coming out the end is coming out very quickly and it’s very hot.”

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