Alec Baldwin breaks silence after on set shooting

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Alec Baldwin has said that he was “heartbroken” when he fired a prop gun on the set of his film Rust, killing a crew member and injuring the director.

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“No words to express my shock and sadness about the tragic accident that took the lives of our wife, mother and deeply admired colleague Helena Hutchins,” the actor wrote on Twitter.

“I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to find out how this tragedy happened and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart breaks for her husband, their son and all those who knew and loved Halina.”


The Twitter statement marked Baldwin’s first public comments since officials confirmed Thursday that it was he who “discharged” the prop gun that killed his film’s director of photography, 42-year-old Helena Hutchins, and its director Joel Souza was injured on the sets in New. Mexico.

Baldwin was filming an upcoming western War When tragedy struck at Bonanza Creek Ranch.

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The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department issued a statement after the incident, confirming that Mr. Souza, the film’s director, was being treated at Christus St. Vincent Hospital. The 48-year-old filmmaker is reportedly in emergency care.

Hutchins was taken by helicopter to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

Police said the investigation remained “open and active” and so far “no charges have been filed in connection with the incident”.

“Witnesses are being interviewed by spies.”

IATSE Local 44, a union representing propmasters in the Los Angeles area, addressed the shooting in an email to members on Friday morning, saying the prop gun fired by Baldwin had “a live single round” instead of an empty one. .

The organization said that none of the members of Local 44 were listed on the Rust Call Sheet, including the film’s propmaster, who has yet to be publicly named.

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department did not immediately return The Granthshala’s request for confirmation of details in the Local 44 email, which was first reported. IndieWire.

A Baldwin spokesman previously said the crash involved “misfire of a prop gun with Blank”.

Hutchin’s death was confirmed by the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600. in a statement DiversityGuild President John Lindley and Executive Director Rebecca Raine said: “We received the devastating news this evening, that one of our members, Helena Hutchins, Director of Photography, called on a production War Died from injuries sustained on set in New Mexico.”

“This is a terrible loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our Guild’s family.”

An American Film Institute (AFI) graduate, Hutchins worked on several short films as well as full-length features. arch enemy Starring Joe Manganiello. She was named “Rising Star” by American cinematographer Magazine in 2019.

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