Kurt Russell sounds off on gun control, terrorism in candid interview

 

Kurt Russell sounds off on gun control, terrorism in candid interview

By Marilyn Malara   |   Dec. 16, 2015 at 12:58 PM

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Kurt Russell arrives for the 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on November 1, 2015. Russell discussed gun control and terrorism in a recent interview. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) — Kurt Russell shared some of his opinions on the controversial subject of gun control and terrorism in a recent interview.

Speaking with Hollywood Elsewhere, Russell asserted those who believe tighter gun control would thwart terrorists are out of their minds. “I think anybody [who says that] is,” he said.

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The Hateful Eight actor was questioned about the connections between directorQuentin Tarantino‘s cinematic universe and reality, especially post-San Bernardino attacks and Paris attacks. Russell maintained his opinion that they cannot be connected because, “Movies are movies. They’re like a painting, like a song, like a book…I don’t think it has anything to do with anything outside the film.”

In contrast with the interviewer’s pro-gun control opinion, Russell finally cut the heated conversation off, saying, “You and I just disagree. I understand that you think you can control the behavior of people that are dead set on taking your way of life away from you. You think you can control that? And there’s only one thing you can do with that. And that’s [to say] ‘No, dude, that’s not gonna happen.'”

Apart from Russell’s political views on gun control, the 64-year-old actor is reportedly being considered for a spot as Chris Pratt‘s character’s father in the upcomingGuardian’s of the Galaxy sequel.

The Wrap reports Marvel has not finalized a deal with Russell, who has yet to read the script, but negotiations may start soon.

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