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Nearly two weeks have passed since an accidental shooting took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” in New Mexico. For the first time since the incident, “Rust” actor and producer Alec Baldwin has spoken on camera.
Over the weekend, Baldwin, who was holding the prop gun that discharged and shot Hutchins and director Joel Souza, stopped to talk to paparazzi after he and his family were pursued during a getaway in Vermont. When asked about the shooting, Baldwin let reporters and photographers know that he isn’t allowed to talk about details of the shooting, but called Hutchins his friend.
“I’m not allowed to make any comments because it’s an ongoing investigation,” Baldwin said. “I’ve been ordered by the Sheriff’s Department in Santa Fe. I can’t answer any questions about the investigation. I can’t.”
“Her name is Halyna,” Hilaria Baldwin said. “If you’re spending this much time waiting for us you should know her name.”
Baldwin made it clear that he is in favor of making movie sets using guns safe and will cooperate in any way he can to protect people’s safety on set.