Hilaria Baldwin paid tribute to Halyna HUTCHINS, the woman Alec accidentally killed last Wednesday while filming Rust.
Hilaria wrote on Monday an Instagram post: “My heart’s with Halyna.” Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec.
‘It’s said “there are no words” because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.’
She was inundated with support from fellow celebrities like Katie Couric and Melanie Griffith.
Alec, 63, accidentally killed the 42-year-old cinematographer on the set of their movie Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday.
Baldwin was rehearsing drawing his gun across his body when it went off. He thought the gun was loaded with blanks, after being told ‘cold gun’ as Assistant Director Dave Halls gave it to him.
There are now questions over how live ammunition made its way onto the set.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Hilaria wrote: ‘My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their loved ones and their family. And my Alec. It’s said that “there are no words” because it’s impossible for anyone to convey the shock and heartache caused by such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.
Baldwin was handed the gun by Halls, who told him that it was cold’. Baldwin was practicing cross draws when the gun went off. It killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
The crew was filming a scene in the church when the shooting took place on Thursday. Production has been halted
After being interviewed by sheriff’s deputies, Baldwin was seen looking in pain on Thursday afternoon.
It is believed Hilaria, with whom he has six children, flew to New Mexico in the early hours Friday morning.
David Halls is the Assistant Director of Rust. Baldwin was starring in and producing the Western movie when he accidentally killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
The 37-year old has not been seen in public, but Baldwin was seen in Santa Fe Sunday, hugging Matthew Hutchins’ widower.
Although the incident has been deemed an accident by all, many people in the film and television industry have begun to blame others.
David Halls is the assistantdirector of Rust. Baldwin was starring in and producing the Western movie when he accidentally killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
Search warrants have shown that Halls and the others on the set knew that the gun Baldwin was holding contained live ammunition.
He had made it a cold’ weapon by declaring it to be loaded with blanks only.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident. DailyMail.com received information from pyrotechnicians/prop masters who worked alongside Halls on other projects.
Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department releases search warrants that reveal what witnesses said to police during interviews.
Alec Baldwin is seen hugging Matthew Hutchins who is the widower Halina. Matthew Hutchins was a cinematographer who he shot to death on the set of Rust last Wednesday.
One crew member, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of being blacklisted, told DailyMail.com that he’d worked with Halls on two similarly low-budget sets in Los Angeles in spring 2019, one where a revolver and Glock were used, and another involving shotguns.
Each morning they’d have a meeting to discuss the weapons and other safety issues, an industry standard. But he said Halls didn’t think they were needed.
‘He was very flippant about my insistence on having a safety meeting about the weapons, on both of the sets,’ said the crew member, who asked to use the pseudonym “Jay” and has worked on films for 10 years.
‘He would rush through it and say, alright guys, be safe, let’s get to work.’
He said, “Even though the guns weren’t loaded, you must treat it as if they were always loaded.” “And for me that means doing a safety meeting that may be seen as unnecessary but should absolutely be done so that everyone is on the same page.”
‘Systemically, so much pressure is put on the first assistant directors to meet a schedule, to ‘make the day,’ meaning to get all the work done that you already have scheduled for the day,’ he continued.
‘When safety is on the set, or having time to wait for anything because safety takes some time, I have seen 1st ADs get annoyed that they had to wait.
‘But they ultimately understood it needed to be done. But when I worked with him, it was the only time I’ve had any AD ask me, “Do we really need to have a safety meeting?”‘
Both sets were free from live bullets and guns were not pointed at anyone. The guns appeared to be on target because of the angles of the cameras. Before anyone touched a trigger, the ‘armorer’, or person on set responsible, would shine a flashlight down a barrel to show that there was no obstruction or potential projectile.
Jay stated, “When you fire, no projectile can come out, even though it could still be dangerous.” ‘That’s where there are rules. You don’t aim it at anybody at any time.’
Baldwin was sitting in a pew in a church church when Halls handed him the weapon. The exact sequence of events is unknown, but Souza described hearing the ‘pop’ and then seeing Halyna hurt.
Baldwin changed from his Western costume to’street clothes’ after the shooting. Police were able to recover his clothes. According to the affidavit, they had ‘bloodstains’.
Production has been halted while the authorities continue to investigate. The producers of the movie encouraged staff to not speak to the media about the accident in an email sent to them on Sunday night.
Souza, the director, explained to police that Baldwin was preparing for the scene at the time the gun went off.
“Joel stated that Alec was sitting on a pew in a church setting and was practicing a cross drawing. Joel claimed that he was looking at (Hutchins) when he heard what sounded almost like a whip, followed by a loud pop.
‘Joel then vaguely remembered (Hutchins), complaining to her stomach and grabbing at her midsection. Joel also stated that (Hutchins), began to stumble backwards, and was helped to the ground.
New affidavits have revealed the details about Thursday’s shooting. They also cite Reid Russell as the cameraman, who told investigators that Baldwin was always careful with weapons on set.
He asked for a child to be removed from the set in a previous scene to avoid any accidents.
The film’s production company sent an email to the cast and crew on Sunday night. It encouraged them to not speak to the media.
Many had complained about the conditions they were working in before they left the set.
The email also stated that crew members were currently working to determine when they could return to the set to retrieve belongings.
“As the investigation continues we cannot respond to comments that have been made on social media, in the media, or elsewhere.
“We are sorry to learn that so many of your contacts are unsolicited from the media. However, we all need to grieve and heal.
‘You don’t need to engage, but if you do just ask that the journalists to respect your privacy. It should help,’ the email states.