The 27 year old lost her life after she was hit by a train while shooting footage on railroad tracks in Georgia last year (14), and her death not only sparked a criminal investigation and lawsuit against the producers, but also a movement among film and TV crew members calling for better set safety.

Hurt quit the project shortly after the tragedy and has now broken his silence about the behind-the-scenes drama, revealing he voiced his concerns to assistant director Hillary Schwartz and other crew members before the accident, but he was assured the shoot was safe.

He says, "I just had an unsettled feeling from the very time I got there. I stopped everything and I said in front of everybody, 'Stop', and I asked Hillary in front of the whole crowd, 'Are we safe?' - because it's her job as the first AD to tell us that. She said, 'Yes'.

"And I said in front of everybody, 'Sixty seconds is not enough time to get these people and this equipment off this bridge. There's just no way'. And then I looked around, thinking that the rest of the crew, who had all worked with her before... would say something, and they didn't. They just started shambling back to work. And I thought, 'Well that's their vote. They trust her'. So we went to work."

Hurt saw the train coming while he was laying down perpendicular to the tracks, but was unable to save Jones.

He continues, "I was barefoot and I turned around, I twisted my head and I said, 'Someone's going to die now...!' I just started screaming, 'You can't stop it, you can't stop it, you can't stop it, you can't stop it'.

"I got into the rocks (rear the railroad tracks), which were razor sharp, and I turned and I'm going, 'Oh Jesus, God!' I'm looking at them, I was only a few feet away from the train and I saw them, I felt the wind buffered and I just covered my eyes and started screaming, 'No, no, no, no, no, no'."

Director Randall Miller, producer Jay Sedrish and Schwartz were all convicted of criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter, and although Hurt was in no way responsible for the tragedy, he admits he'll live with the sorrow of Jones' death for the rest of his life.

He adds, "It's the sorrow of my professional life and one of the great sorrows of my personal life. It was simply impossible to imagine anything like that could happen. The one other thing I could have done was say, 'This isn't good enough for me, I'm walking off the set', but it was our very, very first day with a crew that had worked together before. You can always imagine what you could have done."