‘Trainwreck’ Director On Theater Shooting: ‘We Need To Do Better’

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Judd Apatow, the director of the film that was screening when John Houser opened fire on theater full of people Thursday night, said that — as a country — “we need to do better.”

“One of the reasons we make these movies is because the world can be so horrifying and we all need to laugh just to deal with it,” Apatow said in a statement issued Friday.

“So to have this happen in a room where people were smiling and laughing devastates me. My thoughts and love go out to the victims and anyone touched by this madness or any madness.” (RELATED: Three Dead And Nine Injured After Gunman Opens Fire During ‘Trainwreck’ Screening)

“We, as a country, need to find a way to do better.”

Houser began shooting about 20 minutes after “Trainwreck” started, killing two before turning the gun on himself as cops entered the theater a minute later.

Police identified the two victims as Mayci Breaux, a 21-year-old resident of Franklin, and Jillian Johnson, a 33-year-old resident of Lafayette. (RELATED: Celebrities React To Horrific Louisiana Shooting)