Hilaria Baldwin Expresses Support for Halyna Hutchins and Family in the Wake of On-Set "Rust" Shooting
In an Instagram post last night, Hilaria Baldwin, a yoga instructor and entrepreneur, publicly expressed support for Halyna Hutchins and her family after the cinematographer was tragically killed on the set of "Rust" last week.
Hilaria is the wife of Alec Baldwin, the star and producer of "Rust," who fired a prop gun after being told that the weapon didn't contain live rounds. In the post, Hiliaria wrote that her "heart is with Halyna," expressing how heartbroken she feels for Hutchins' husband, son, family, and Hilaria's husband, Alec.
On the New Mexico set of "Rust" on October 21st, Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun after it was handed to him by the 1st AD, who declared it a "cold gun." However, the gun contained live rounds, which killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. In the days following the incident, an outpouring of support and grief for Hutchins arose, as well as questions about the use of real guns and gun safety on set. Discussions about similar incidents of accidental fatal shootings on set also resurfaced, such as the passing of Brandon Lee, martial arts legend Bruce Lee's son, on the set of "The Crow."
As Hollywood collectively mourns the needless passing of a talented cinematographer taken too soon, we hope that the incident encourages discussions to halt the use of real guns on set so similar tragedies will no longer occur. Our hearts also go out to Hutchins, her family, and the cast and crew of "Rust."
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