‘Extra’ Uncovered: Michael Massee on Brandon Lee’s Death
Earlier this week, “The Crow” actor Michael Massee died at the age of 61 of an unknown cause.
Massee was most known for accidentally killing Brandon Lee on the set of their movie “The Crow” in 1993. In 2005, he broke his silence on the freak accident, telling “Extra,” “Since then, I'm very conscious of the dangers of making a movie… What happened to Brandon was a tragic accident and it's something that I'm going to live with.”
On the scene they were filming, he said, "It absolutely wasn't supposed to happen. I wasn't even supposed to be handling the gun until we started shooting the scene, and the director changed it.”
Michael also revealed how he coped with the tragedy. He said, "I just took a year off and I went back to New York and didn't do anything. I didn't work. I just spent it with close friends and family to just get through it… The only difference with this tragedy is that it happened with cameras rolling. It was a big media thing.”
Massee also revealed why he refused to talk about it for over ten years. Watch.