Alec Baldwin Speaks out on Camera For First Time Following Shooting Death of Crew Member

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Alec Baldwin has now finally spoken out on camera about the on-set shooting he was involved which took the life of a crew member and injured the director.

As Yahoo News reports:

Alec Baldwin was seen on camera speaking out about the death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust.

Earlier this month, the 30 Rock actor was working on a scene for the Western when he fired a prop gun, killing Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer, as well as wounding the film’s director, Joel Souza.

Baldwin, who is in Vermont with his wife Hilaria, spoke to paparazzi about the incident, but said he was unable to share much given that there is an ongoing investigation into what happened on set.

“She was my friend,” Baldwin said of Hutchins. “The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start shooting I took her to dinner with Joel the director.”

The shocking death has led to calls to overhaul gun safety on movie sets across the country.

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Michael Tiefenback
Michael Tiefenback
8 months ago

The only thing required for this is to have actors write 1000 times the four laws of gun safety: 1) every gun is always loaded, 2) muzzle control at all times, not pointing at anything not intended to be destroyed, 3) finger off the trigger until firing is desired, and 4) be aware of target and nearby persons/objects.

“I didn’t know the gun was loaded,” is a confession, never a defense.