After the incident of Halyna Hutchins’ death on the sets of Rust. Film’s actor and producer Alec Baldwin came out publicly to share his statement about the horrible incident. For the uninitiated, Hutchins, Rust’s cinematographer was shot to death after Baldwin accidentally fired the prop gun on the set.
In a video distributed by TMZ, Baldwin can be seen opening up about his relationship with the late cinematographer. “She was my friend. The day I arrived in Santa Fe and started shooting I took her to dinner with Joel [Souza], the director,” he said adding, “We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened.”
The video also had Baldwin denying to make any further comments as he wishes to proceed on the command of Santa Fe’s sheriff department. The 63-year-old actor also gazed on the topic of rethinking and rewiring of using firearms in film and television production.
According to a report by Variety, Change.org, a petition has been created in the name of Hutchins. The partition demands a ban on real firearms on the sets and also calls out better working conditions. As of now the petition has attained over 81,000 signatures.
Baldwin also gazed on the topic and said, “An ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something I’m extremely interested in.” He further added, “I’m not an expert in this field. So whatever other people decide is the best way to go, in terms of protecting people’s safety on film sets, I’m all in favor of and I will cooperate with that in any way that I can.” Baldwin also said that he doubts that the production of Rust will move any further.
The report by Variety further states that the actor gave a written statement on Hutchins’ death last Friday. “I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family,” he wrote. “My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna,” the written report read.