In an interview with TMZ, the actor and producer announced that the shooting of the western “Rust”, in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins lost her life, had been canceled altogether.
Alec Baldwin has swept away all suspense, the shooting of the western Rust is canceled. It’s in an interview with TMZ, the first he has given since the accident, that the actor (and producer) of film marked by the gunshot death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, announced that the shooting, suspended on October 21, the date of the tragedy, would not resume.
“She was my family”
During this improvised roadside interview not far from the current residence of Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria in Montana, the actor also paid tribute to the deceased (“She was my family”) and her husband: “He is in shock, he has a 9 year old son. We are in constant contact with him because we are very worried for his family and his child. As I said, we look forward to the sheriff’s department. tell us what their investigation yielded. “
The actor returned to the circumstances of the accident: “Sometimes accidents happen on film sets, but nothing like that. There was a one in a trillion chance that it would happen.”, adding that he was anxiously awaiting the findings of the investigation now being conducted by the Santa Fe County Sheriff, the scene of the tragic filming.
Pointing to the negligence of the assistant director, who had not correctly checked the weapon handed to Baldwin, investigators are also wondering about the discovery of live ammunition, formally prohibited on movie sets, during the search that followed the opening of the investigation. In total, some 500 cartridges, mostly blank, were collected in this way.
Asked about the presence of firearms on set, Alec Baldwin expressed his “extreme interest” for collectives who are currently calling for strict control on movie sets.