Ethan Hawke admitted how hard it is to make a successful movie in Hollywood without writing guns into the script Tuesday on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
“There’s also a direct equation — you know there have been people talking so much about gun control in this country,” Hawke said. “I noticed recently, if you put in a column every movie I ever did where I carry a gun, and every movie where I don’t, and my salary … I really think it would be about 92 percent to 8 percent.” (RELATED: Netflix Pushes Gun Control With ‘The Punisher’)
“>Hawke said the country is in turmoil over the gun debate and reiterated how hard it is to sell a movie to the public if the characters aren’t packing heat.
“You realize how much our identity has been wrapped up, about what we want, and how we see people, and how hard it is to sell a movie without a gun,” Hawke said. “No wonder we’re in turmoil over this subject.”