‘There’s nothing we can do to bring his mother back’: Alec Baldwin on filming Rust
Alec Baldwin has shared his first family photo since it was announced he was facing manslaughter charges.
The actor who will continue to film Rust sorry to be accused of filming on the set of cinematographer Halina Hutchins, posted the image on Instagram.
It shows his wife Hilaria Baldwin and their six-year-old son Leo.
Melina Spadone, an attorney for the western’s production, confirmed the news Friday to CNN, adding that “safety supervisors on set and union crew members … will prohibit the use of working weapons or any ammunition.”
Mr. Baldwin is one of three actors and crew members facing charges in the accidental shooting, prosecutors in New Mexico announced Thursday. The gunman, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, is also charged with manslaughter, while first assistant director David Halls agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.
A person familiar with the film had previously said New York Times that Baldwin will still star in the film, and Joel Souza, who was injured in the shooting, will return as director.
Thursday’s ruling comes more than 15 months after the fatal shooting in October 2021, when a gun held by Baldwin went off on set. A single bullet struck Souza in the shoulder before fatally striking Hutchins in the chest.
Baldwin has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and claimed he was told the gun was “cold.”
Alec Baldwin shared a photo of his wife Hilaria Baldwin and their six-year-old son Leo in his first personal social media post since it was announced he was facing manslaughter charges.
Jacob StallworthyJanuary 23, 2023 11:44 am
Eliza Hutton, fiancee of Brandon Lee, who died on the set of The Raven, previously spoke out about gun safety
Following the 2021 shooting of Halina Hutchins, Eliza Hutton – Brandon Lee’s fiancee – called for “alternatives to real guns on set”.
Lee died in 1993 at the age of 28. The actor and son of the late action star Bruce Lee was killed while filming the The raven after an actor fired a prop gun he thought was loaded with ammunition.
A fragment of a dummy shell was later found to remain in the muzzle of the gun. Lee died in hospital hours after surgery.
In October 2021, Hutton said: “I urge those in positions to make a change to consider alternatives to real guns on set.”
Jacob StallworthyJanuary 23, 2023 11:28 am
Prosecutors are seeking justice in Alec Baldwin’s case, fame notwithstanding
Prosecutors have promised to file those charges before February against actor and weapons expert Hannah Gutierrez-Reid, 64, in the October 2021 fatal shooting of a cameraman on the set of the western movie “Rust.”
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Althuis says the case is about equal justice under the law and accountability for the death of Halina Hutchins, regardless of the fame or wealth of those involved.
She says the Ukrainian-born cinematographer’s death while rehearsing a scene was tragic and preventable.
Mr. Baldwin and Ms. Gutierrez-Reed have maintained their innocence and vowed to fight the charges, which were announced Thursday.
Jacob StallworthyJanuary 23, 2023 10:58 am
ICYMI: Mickey Rourke Says ‘No Way In Hell’ Alec Baldwin Should Be Charged For Rust’s Murder
Mickey Rourke reacted to his Hollywood co-star Alec Baldwin’s accusation soon after the news broke on Thursday.
Baldwin and two others Rust crew members were charged following the 2021 death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins.
Rourke spoke out against the manslaughter charges, saying “hell, actor Alec Baldwin shouldn’t be charged with any negligence.”
The full story, from The IndependentLouis Chilton, is below:
Jacob StallworthyJanuary 23, 2023 10:28 am
Who has been charged in the death of Halina Hutchins on the set of ‘Rust’?
Three people have been charged with manslaughter following the death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins on the set of the western film, Rust.
It was announced Thursday that Alec Baldwin will face two counts of involuntary manslaughter after he fired the gun that killed Hutchins while practicing a gun extraction technique.
The film’s gunman, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, also faces the same charges.
David Halls, the first assistant director of Rusthas agreed to plead guilty to a charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.
Each charge carries a penalty of up to 18 months in prison.
Jacob StallworthyJanuary 23, 2023 09:58 am
What were Halina Hutchins’ last words?
Halina Hutchins’ last words in the moments after she was shot have been revealed.
Mrs. Hutchins, director of photography on the Western film rust, died on October 21, 2021, after being shot by a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin, who believed it was filled with dummy cartridges instead of gunpowder and shell.
Seconds after she was hit, Ms Hutchins shouted to a boom operator: “That was no good. That was not good at all,” according to a Los Angeles Times report based on interviews with 14 crew members.
Learn more in the story below:
Peony HirvaniJanuary 23, 2023 09:28 am
Who else was injured in the accident on set?
Director Joel Souza was also affected by the gun fired by Alec Baldwin on Rust set.
He was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound in October 2021 and was discharged soon after.
According to a source familiar with the film, speaking to New York TimesSouza will return to the film as director, while Baldwin will also reprise his lead role.
Peony HirvaniJanuary 23, 2023 08:48 am
Halina Hutchins’ husband previously said he felt “anger” at Alec Baldwin
In February 2022, Halina Hutchins’ husband said he felt “angry” to see the actor talk about his wife’s death “so publicly”.
“I was angry to see him talk about her death so publicly in such detail and then not take responsibility after just describing her murder,” Matt Hutchins told Today show last year.
“The idea that the person holding the gun that makes it fire is not a representative is absurd to me.”
Peony HirvaniJanuary 23, 2023 08:18 am
Mickey Rourke Says There’s No Way In Hell Alec Baldwin Will Be Charged In Halina Hutchins’ Death
Mickey Rourke has spoken out in defense of Alec Baldwin, saying there is “no way in hell” he should face charges in the death of Halina Hutchins.
Responding to the news on Instagram, Rourke wrote: “I usually never put in my two cents about what happens on someone’s set. What happened to cameraman Halina Hutchins is a terrible tragedy. But in no way should actor Alec Baldwin be accused of any negligence.
Louis Chilton has the story of The Independent:
Peony HirvaniJanuary 23, 2023 07:38 am
Alec Baldwin shares a photo of his wife and son in first post since pending criminal charges
Alec Baldwin shared a photo of his wife Hilaria and six-year-old son Leo in the first post since he was charged with manslaughter over the death of Halina Hutchins.
“The old ‘let me rub your back’ trick.” Next up are potato chips.” the Rust the actor captioned the photo.
Peony HirvaniJanuary 23, 2023 07:08 am