Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' movie conducting 'internal review' after reported complaints of set conditions
Rust Movie Productions, the company behind the movie "Rust," has launched an "internal review" after an on-set accident left one dead and another wounded after Alec Baldwin accidentally discharged a prop gun.On Thursday, the 63-year-old actor discharged a prop gun during a rehearsal, resulting in the death of Halyna Hutchins, who was working as the film's director of photography.
Hilaria Baldwin has shared a moving Instagram post after voicing concerns husband Alec Balwin will develop PSTD following the tragic death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Taking to Instagram, Hilaria posted a photo of her holding Alec's hand, with the caption "I love you and I'm here ❤."️
The post comes after Hilaria disclosed fears her husband Alec may develop PTSD following the tragic incident.
"Alec had a really traumatic thing happen, and I am trying to limit the PTSD," she told The Post Saturday.
"He needs space for me to take care of him and his mental health," she added. "It's an awful thing that happened. Alec feels awful."
Assistant director who gave Alec Baldwin gun was subject of complaints dating back to 2019
A crew member says she has raised safety concerns in the past about the assistant director who authorities say unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin the prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a film set. Maggie Goll, a prop maker and licensed pyrotechnician, said in a statement that she filed an internal complaint with the executive producers of Hulu's Into the Dark series in 2019 over concerns about assistant director Dave Halls' behaviourMaggie Goll, a prop maker and licensed pyrotechnician, said in a statement that she filed an internal complaint with the executive producers of Hulu's Into the Dark series in 2019 over concerns about assistant director Dave Halls' behaviour on set.
Hilaria is currently decamped in an undisclosed Vermont location with husband Alec and her six children, to escape the public eye in the wake of the accident.
Earlier today, Alec, 63, spoke publicly about Halyna Hutchins for the first time since the tragedy, telling photographers how he is handling the fallout from the tragic incident.
In the video statement filmed on a roadside in Vermont, Baldwin repeatedly tells photographers he can't speak on the details of the shooting, due to the ongoing investigation being conducted by Santa Fe police.
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He did, however, share his thoughts and feelings about Hutchins.
"She was my friend," he said. "The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start shooting I took her to dinner with Joel the director."
Stars in disbelief over Alec Baldwin fatal prop gun shooting: 'Mismanaged set'
As questions linger about safety protocols on the “Rust” movie set where Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer with a prop gun he’d been told was safe, Hollywood professionals familiar with safety measures and handling weapons on sets are left baffled. Jeffrey Wright, who has worked on projects including the James Bond franchise and the upcoming movie "The Batman," was acting with a weapon on the set of "Westworld" when news broke of the shooting Thursday at a New Mexico ranch. "We were all pretty shocked. And it informed what we did from that moment on," he said in an interview Sunday at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
"We were a very very...well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened."
Baldwin also said he met with Hutchins' husband and her young son after the incident but said he "wouldn't know how to categorise" how the meeting went.
"The guy is overwhelmed with grief," Baldwin said. "There are incidental accidents on film sets from time to time, but nothing like this. This is a one in a trillion episode."
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During the address, Hilaria could be seen filming Alec, and also approaching him at one point when he seemed particularly distressed.
© Getty Alec and Hilaria Baldwin told the paparazzi they have been
Alec continued with the paparazzi's questions, however, and waved her away.
In response to Hilaria's recent Instagram post, many friends and followers have shared messages of support, including Will & Grace actor Leslie Jordan.
"Two is stronger than one….and so on down the line. I am here for you all as well. ❤️," Jordan wrote.
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"Sending strength, prayers, and love.❤️," added one fan.
"This is beautiful. I know you're his backbone ????????," commented another.
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Alec Baldwin returns to NYC home amid ‘Rust’ shooting investigation .
Actor Alec Baldwin fired a gun – he was told was cold or "unloaded" – on the set of "Rust" on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. The shot also left director Joel Souza injured.Now, Baldwin has returned home to New York City. The 63-year-old actor/producer was spotted out to dinner with his wife, Hilaria, at a restaurant in Greenwich Village late Sunday evening.