Film & TV
Alec Baldwin Addresses The Press Following ‘Rust’ Shooting
Alec Baldwin has addressed the press for the first time since the tragic Rust shooting which claimed the life of cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.
“A woman died. She was my friend,” Baldwin told reporters in a video shared by TMZ. “The day I arrived in Santa Fe and started shooting I took her to dinner with Joel [Souza].”
The actor and his family were driving in Manchester, Vermont when they pulled over to talk to the press. Photographers and reporters had allegedly been relentless in their pursuit of the family, distressing Baldwin’s children.
“We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened,” he said.
Under police instruction not to share any details on the investigation, Baldwin described the shooting as a “one in a trillion incident”, adding, “An ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something I’m extremely interested in.”
Though there are no further updates on the production of Rust, Baldwin says he “sincerely doubts” filming will ever resume.
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