'She Was My Friend': Alec Baldwin Reacts to Halyna Hutchins' Death on Film Set
Alec Baldwin spoke for the first time publicly about the fatal accident on the sets of Rust.
Actor Alec Baldwin has spoken for the first time on camera about the fatal accident on the sets of Rust. While shooting, Baldwin's prop gun misfired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring the film's director.
“She was my friend,” Baldwin told photographers on Saturday on a roadside in Vermont. “We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened.” The video was distributed by TMZ. Baldwin added that he is in 'constant touch' with Hutchins' grieving family.
Baldwin was accompanied by his wife Hilaria, who filmed the exchange between him and the photographers. Baldwin called the shooting incident a 'one-in-a-trillion event' and said he had met Hutchins’ husband. “He is in shock, he has a 9-year-old son. We are in constant contact with him because we are very worried about his family and his kid. As I said, we are eagerly awaiting for the sheriff’s department to tell us what their investigation has yielded.”
Previously, Baldwin had taken to Twitter to express his shock.
Investigators in New Mexico, where the incident took place, have said that there was 'some complacency' in the way in which weapons were handled in the set. However, they added, it is too soon to determine whether charges will be filed.
Topics: Alec Baldwin Prop Gun
Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.