- Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of Rust on October 21.
- The 42-year-old died due to a gunshot wound she sustained on set.
- The gun, which had live rounds in it, was fired by Alec Baldwin, who was told the gun was safe.
Alec Baldwin spoke publicly for the first time following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed by a gun that Baldwin fired during the shooting of the film. Baldwin believed that the gun was “cold” and did not have live rounds in it when it was fired.
Baldwin called Hutchins his friend, stating, “The day I arrived in Santa Fe and started shooting I took her to dinner with Joel [Souza], the director.” Despite on-going reports that the “Rust” set was filled with safety violations Baldwin maintained in the video that “We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened.”
Though the production company has hoped that the film will return to filming after the investigation is concluded Baldwin, when asked if production would restart, stated, “I doubt it.” [via IndieWire]
At this time, the investigation into the tragic death of the 42-year-old Hutchins continues. No arrests have been made. During an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said that Baldwin, 63, is “the least likely person to have any sort of criminal liability.”