Speaking out. Amid the continuing investigation into the prop gun taking pictures that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, Alec Baldwin has spoken out concerning the harrowing tragedy for the primary time on digicam.
“I’m not allowed to make any comments because it’s an ongoing investigation,” the 30 Rock alum, 63, advised reporters on Saturday, October 30, per TMZ. “I’ve been ordered by the sheriff’s department in Santa Fe, I can’t answer any questions about the investigation. I can’t — it’s an active investigation in terms of a woman died. She was my friend.”
The actor, who had been spending time in Vermont with spouse Hilaria Baldwin and their youngsters, recalled his bond with the late filmmaker.
“The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start shooting, I took her to dinner with Joel, the director,” the Dr. Death alum recalled. “We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened.”
The Boss Baby actor additional famous that he has met with Hutchins’ household, together with her husband and son, within the wake of the accident.
“The guy is overwhelmed with grief. You know, there are incidental accidents on film sets from time to time but nothing like this,” Alec added. “This is a one in a trillion event, and so he is in shock [and] has a 9-year-old son. We are in constant contact with him. We’re very worried about his family and his kid, and we’re eagerly awaiting for the sheriff’s department telling us what their investigation has yielded.”
While the New York native doesn’t imagine Rust will resume manufacturing anytime quickly, he was vocal about “cooperating” with law enforcement officials working on the case, whom he’s talked to day by day. He additionally opened up concerning the ongoing discussions concerning the general use of weapons on movie units.
“I do know that an ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something I’m extremely interested in,” the Saturday Night Live alum famous.
Alec beforehand launched an announcement sharing his condolences after the incident, writing on October 22 through Twitter, “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
One day earlier, the 42-year-old Ukraine native was taken to a New Mexico hospital, the place she was pronounced useless, after the actor discharged the prop weapon on set.
Less the one week later, the 37-year-old yoga teacher equally broke her silence concerning the tragedy.
“My heart is with Halyna,” Hilaria wrote through Instagram on Monday, October 25. “Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec. It’s said, ‘There are no words’ because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.”
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