Alec Baldwin: “Halyna Hutchins was my friend”

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“Halyna was a friend of mine”. Alec Baldwin, 63, spoke for the first time about the tragic accident that took place on the set of the film Rust as a result of which the 42-year-old director of photography Halyna Hutchins died. Investigations are ongoing but according to the first reconstructions, last September 22nd, while he was on the set, the American actor would be given a gun that was supposed to be a prop weapon and instead was loaded. Handling the weapon, Baldwin, who was unaware of the presence of the shots inside the gun, allegedly fired some bullets, fatally hitting the director of photography.

“When I first arrived in Santa Fe to shoot the film, I took her to dinner with Joel (Souza, director of the film, ed) », Told the Hollywood actor a Tmz. «We were a very, very close-knit team. Then this terrible accident happened».

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The Hollywood actor was joined by photographers for the first time after the incident, in Vermont, where he is with his wife Hilaria Baldwin. In the days following the tragedy, Baldwin was seen with Matthew Hutchins, husband of director of photography Halina and father of their 9-year-old son. “We are in constant contact with him and his family because we are worried about their situation and their son ”. Hutchins himself recounted the constant support received from the actor in this terrible time.

During the interview Baldwin expressed his support for demonstrations calling for the reform of the use of firearms on sets that started in Hollywood. “How many gun accidents are there? This is the United States. We need a new law for weapons on the set, maybe made of plastic, I don’t know: I’m not an expert but it is urgent to protect people on set. I would collaborate in this in every way ».

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