After the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, the world of cinema paid tribute to this 42-year-old artist.
Thursday, October 21, Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of Rust, accidentally killed by Alec Baldwin. The latter was handling a revolver supposed to be blank loaded. After this tragic death which moved the whole world, Hollywood and the world of cinema in general paid tribute to the 42-year-old director of photography.
First of all, Halyna’s father wanted to speak. Anatoly Androsovych said at the microphone of The Sun that he did not hold Alec Baldwin responsible for his daughter’s death. For him, it is the people responsible for preparing the weapons who must shoulder the responsibility.
Halyna’s younger sister, Svetlana Androsovych, also blasted “negligence” on the set. These are also at the heart of a controversy involving Dave Halls. This is the first assistant director who handed the gun to Alec Baldwin, declaring him loaded blank when he was not.
Tributes then poured in from all over Hollywood. Joe Manganiello, who shot Archenemy with Hutchins, declared himself “shocked”.
“I was so lucky to have Halyna Hutchins as the cinematographer on Archenemy. An incredible talent and a great person. I can’t believe that can happen these days… A fatal shot on a set of filming? What a horrible tragedy. I am wholeheartedly with his family. “
Jensen Ackles also paid a vibrant tribute to the American artist. The Supernatural star starred in Rust alongside Alec Baldwin.
“I don’t even know where to start”, he wrote on his Instagram account, sharing a photo of Halyna on horseback. “This is a massive tragedy that we are all going through. Early last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna how great I found her. I told her how great I was. I thought her shots were amazing and how exciting it was to watch her work with her team.
She laughed, thanked me and gave me a hug. I will always be grateful to have had this moment with her. Halyna had guts and a passion that infected the whole team. She was an inspiration. I pray with all my heart for her husband, her son and all her family. There are not enough words to express the immense loss we are suffering. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and admired her “, concluded the actor, very touched.
Adam Egypt Mortimer, director of Archenemy, praised “a brilliant mind for light and texture. His taste and sensitivity to cinematic has been a huge asset in the execution of our style.”
Rust director Joel Souza (hit in the shoulder by Alec Baldwin’s accidental shot) declared himself “Devastated by the loss of her friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch and always pushed me to be better. My thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time. I am. humble and grateful for the outpouring of affection we have received from our community of filmmakers, the people of Santa Fe and the hundreds of strangers who have reached out to us. It will surely help me to recover. “, he indicated in the columns of Deadline.
For his part, James Gunn, director of The Suicide Squad, reacted on his Twitter account. “My greatest fear is that someone will be fatally injured on one of my film sets. I pray that this will never happen. I stand with those who have been touched by the tragedy at the filming of Rust, especially Halyna Hutchins and her family. “
Elle Schneider, colleague director of photography and friend of Halyna Hutchins, also spoke on Twitter. “I am sick and devastated to learn that my friend and rockstar cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on set [de Rust] today in New Mexico. I have no words to describe this tragedy. I want answers. I want his family to find peace after this terrible loss. “
The official Twitter account of Brandon Lee (who was accidentally killed by a pistol bullet on the set of The Crow in 1993) also paid tribute to Halyna Hutchins.
“We are wholeheartedly with the family of Halyna Hutchins, with Joel Souza and everyone involved in the Rust incident. No one should ever be killed by a gun on a movie set. Full stop.”
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