In the online world of slams, fails, blasts and other sorts of epics, actor Kurt Russell expressed a passionate plea against gun control in the face of questioning.
Promoting the upcoming film The Hateful Eight, Russell dismissed the case that violence in film influences violent acts in the real world.
The interviewer, Jeffrey Wells, asked Russell about the tone the film’s director, Quentin Tarantino, takes in his films by using rugged, gritty characters who are quick to resolve tense situations with tough talk and even tougher actions.
Explaining that the tone of Tarantino’s films and how it hasn’t changed in more than 20 years, both agreed that the current American culture is different than that of the 1990s. That round of questioning led to questions and commentary on gun culture and gun ownership.
Here is an excerpt taken from the original source, the website Hollywood Elsewhere.
Wells: I think there’s a feeling about shootings and violence right now…I think it’s different in 2015 than it was in the mid ’90s. But Quentin is still playing the same game more or less.
Russell: Well, Quentin does what he does. He’s painting a picture, writing, telling a story…like a filmmaker. But to mix and match reality with fantasy is something I don’t understand but that’s just me. I think we should understand the difference. To mix today’s politics with, in this case, a tale about, uh, a fictional tale about the Civil War…
Wells: I’m not talking about politics. I’m talking about a…