Right after a protest last week on the set of a film called Rust, actor Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger of the loaded prop gun. He killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and shot/wounded the film director, Joel Souza. Finally, Baldwin spoke out about his castmate, Hutchins on Saturday.
“She was my friend. The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start shooting, I took her to dinner with Joel, the director.”
Baldwin has made it clear that he cannot speak on the incident due to the investigation. The investigators are considering why the gun was loaded with a live round on the reportedly chaotic set. Plus, this is the same set where crew members walked out the set. Protesting working conditions.
Alec Baldwin,63, spoke about the use of firearms on set in an interview with paparazi, “I do know that an ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something I’m extremely interested in. But remember something that I think is important and that is how many bullets have been fired on films and TV shows in the last 75 years. This is America. How many bullets have gone off in movies, nearly all of them without incident”. Well, it seems he’s not lying about that.
Since three former members of the film’s crew reported there were at least two accidental gun discharges on the set just days before the fatal shooting. Thus, complaints came swarming into supervisors about the dangers of being on set and the and safety practices needed for safety.