Baldwin on shot camerawoman: “She was my friend”

Status: 10/31/2021 4:11 a.m.

A week and a half after the fatal incident while filming, actor Alec Baldwin answered questions publicly for the first time. The camerawoman Hutchins, who was shot by him, was close to him.

Hollywood star Alec Baldwin first publicly answered questions about the incident after the death of a camerawoman while shooting a film. “She was my friend. The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start filming, I invited her to dinner with Joel, the director,” said the 63-year-old about the victim. He spoke to paparazzi in Vermont, USA.

“We were a very, very well-oiled crew who did a movie together and then this terrible event happened,” Baldwin said. He is in constant contact with the family of the deceased. Baldwin also said he was “very interested” in the ongoing campaign to restrict guns on film sets. However, he is not allowed to comment on the ongoing investigation.

Baldwin fired a fatal shot

In the incident during the filming of the low-budget western “Rust” on a film ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally injured and director Joel Souza was fatally injured from the same bullet been hit in the shoulder.

Baldwin, who is the main actor and producer on the film, had fired the gun during rehearsal for a scene. Investigations revealed that there was a real bullet in the Colt. Another assistant director, who was also in focus, admitted that he had not strictly followed the safety precautions and had only incompletely checked the weapon.

Baldwin has now said the likelihood of such an incident occurring is “one in a trillion”. Everyone was now eagerly awaiting the results of the sheriff’s investigation, the actor said.

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