Saturday, April 13, 2024

Alec Baldwin Says “Heart Is Broken” for Husband and Son of Halyna Hutchins, Killed on Movie Set


Earlier today, Alec Baldwin posted to Twitter his remorse about the death of Halyna Hutchins, the 42 year director of photography who was killed o the Santa Fe set of his movie, “Rust,” yesterday.

Baldwin wrote: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred andI am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Everyone is in shock right now. But the word is that the gun, as I reported last night, was “hot” — it had live ammunition even though it was a prop gun. The questions are going to be why? and who loaded it? And how did it get fired in a scene without a test or rehearsal?

For Baldwin this has to be devastating. A woman is dead, her child is without a mother. I’ve heard that “Rust” might go on and resume filming, although this seems unlikely. Who would want to be on that set now?

More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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