‘Blue Bloods’ cast members are still reeling from the devastating loss of crew member Sarah Jones, but they’re doing their part to make sure that her tragic death was not in vain. The show has released a new video that pays tribute to the late camerawoman and aims to raise safety awareness on set. Watch the clip right here.
After 27-year-old camerawoman Sarah Jones was struck and killed by a train while shooting the film Midnight Rider in Georgia, the cast of CBS’ hit show Blue Bloods is trying to make sure that what happened to Sarah never happens again. “We have to look out for each other and we can’t be afraid to say no if we truly feel unsafe,” the cast says in a touching video tribute to Sarah.
Sarah Jones: ‘Blue Bloods’ Tribute — Cast Films ‘Safety For Sarah’ Video
“It’s just a movie, it’s not worth losing your life over.” “Safety should be a first thought, not an afterthought.” “Don’t be afraid to say no if you don’t feel safe.” These are some of the sentiments expressed by Blue Bloods cast members in the somber video urging cast and crew to put their safety first while filming.
The narrator of the video says of Sarah’s death:
Every one of us has had that sinking feeling, that realization that it could have been any of us on any day. What happened that day should have never happened, and can’t be allowed to happen again. Productions aren’t always diligent, safety-conscious or aware of how dangerous a certain situation is. We have to be. We have to look out for each other and we can’t be afraid to say no if we truly feel unsafe.
“No one should ever have to choose between their job and possibly their life,” the narrator adds. “We have a responsibility to change the way things are done, and we must not forget: We are all Sarah.” The video then shows cast members such as Donnie Wahlberg saying, “I am Sarah.”
Wow — what a powerful message! We hope that Sarah’s untimely death, along with the growing movement it has inspired, will ultimately help save lives.
Sarah Jones: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Airs Beautiful Tribute After Tragic Death
Blue Bloods isn’t the only show paying tribute to Sarah. The Vampire Diaries paid its respects to its late crew member at the end of the Feb. 27 episode “No Exit.” The screen faded to black and showed a simple but powerful message:
“In Loving Memory of Sarah Jones, 1986 – 2014.”
Undoubtedly this action will lead to more people looking up Sarah to learn her story, and hopefully it will help raise awareness so that a senseless tragedy like this will never happen again.
How did you feel when you saw the Blue Bloods tribute to Sarah, HollywoodLifers? Let us know.
— Tierney McAfee