Alec Baldwin was spotted on camera talking about the death of Halyne Hutchins while filming his film Rust.
It’s earlier this month 30 Rock the actor was working on the western scene when he was shot with a gun, killing Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer, as well as wounding film director Joel Souza.
Baldwin, who is in Vermont with his wife Hilaria, spoke to the paparazzi about the incident, but said he couldn’t say much as an investigation is still underway into what happened on set.
“She was my friend,” Baldwin said of Hutchins. “The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start filming, I took her to dinner with director Joel.”
He also said he met Hutchins ’wife and son and explained,“ The boy is overwhelmed with grief. Accidental accidents happen occasionally in movie theaters, but nothing like that. It’s one in a trillion episodes. “
Hilaria also criticized the paparazzi for not remembering Hutchins ’name, and interrupted the conversation with the words,“ Her name is Halyna. If you’ve been waiting for us that long, you should know her name. “
The death of Hutchins, a beloved filmmaker in her community, sparked a call for a reassessment of security measures at all film venues. Coming after the heels of a new potential deal for IATSE Entertainment Workers Union, who only narrowly avoided the strike. Reports from Rust they claim it was departure of the crew due to safety issues before Hutchins’ death.
Baldwin spoke about the use of firearms on set and told the paparazzi, “I know I’m very interested in the ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms in movie venues. But keep in mind something I think is important and that’s how many rounds there were. launched in movies and TV shows in the last 75 years. This is America. How many bullets have been fired in movies, almost all without incident. “
Although he stressed that “he is not an expert in the field”, he said that “everyone is for” “whatever others choose, it is the best way to protect the safety of people in film venues.”
Baldwin before expressed grief over Hutchins’ death on Twitter, who writes, “There are no words to express my shock and grief over the tragic accident that took the lives of Halyne Hutchins, wife, mother, and our highly admired co-worker. I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy came about, and I am in touch with her husband and offer my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son and everyone who knew and loved Halyna.