Kurt Russell doesn’t understand the current backwards conversation surrounding gun culture with the mainstream media blaming guns and not blaming terrorists…at all. Promoting his new movie “The Hateful Eight” directed by Quentin Tarantino he got into a heated discussion on guns with Hollywood Elsewhere‘s Jeffrey Wells.
When prompted that it was disenfranchised white people getting their rocks off by killing people with guns, Russell said:
“If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists’ point of view, you’re out of your mind. I think anybody [who says that] is. I think it’s absolutely insane.”
Wells brought up Obama’s no-fly list policy, banning those on the list from guns. Russell fired back:
“They can also make a bomb pretty easily. So what? They can also get knives and stab you. What are you going to do about that? They can also get cars and run you over.”
I guess freedom isn’t totally dead in Hollywood.
From Hollywood Elsewhere:
Hateful Eight star Kurt Russell and I were having a nice enough interviewearlier today, talking not just about Quentin Tarantino‘s soon-to-open filmand Russell’s flinty, craggy-voiced performance as a tough-talking bounty hunter named John Ruth, but also, briefly, about a possible film version of Chapman and MacLain Way‘s The Battered Bastards of Baseball. Released in 2014, Battered Bastards was and is a wonderful doc about a scrappy-ass, mid ’70s minor-league Portland baseball team (called the Mavericks) that was owned and managed by Kurt’s dad, character actor Bing Russell. Russell said thatTodd Field might direct with Russell possibly playing his dad…or not. Too early to say but here’s hoping.
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