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Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" rolls out the red carpet for one of Hollywood's biggest movie moguls, as famed producer and studio head Harvey Weinstein joins the program for a face to face interview.
The man who served as executive producer on such blockbusters as "Django Unchained," "Silver Linings Playbook," and "Reservoir Dogs," Weinstein is no stranger to controversy, and often gets behind films with a social conscience.
It's with a similar agenda that he tells Piers Morgan of his pledge to stay away from egregious gun violence in future projects, in the process, answering critics who suggest his verbal attacks against the NRA stand in dark contrast to many of the movies he's helped make.
"Well, I think they have a point. You have to look in the mirror, too," says Weinstein, admitting to the perceived existence of hypocrisy between a man calling for gun regulation, and a film icon who's historically littered the silver screen with bullets. "I have to just choose movies that aren't violent or as violent as they used to be. And I know for me personally I can't continue to do that. The change starts here, it has already."
Noting that such a statement by a man of Weinstein's professional stature is no small thing, Morgan is careful to clarify.
"You won't make any more movies glamorizing guns," he asks.
Weinstein further explains his promise:
"I'm not going to make some crazy action movie just to blow up people, and exploit people," he confirms.
Watch the clip for more of Weinstein's feelings on gun violence in film, including his realization that he can no longer "just go out a be a hypocrite," and for the full interview with the co-chairman of "The Weinstein Company," watch CNN at 9p.
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