Oct 31, 2021 at 7:31 CTK
WASHINGTON. American actor Alec Baldwin spoke publicly for the first time after the death of cameraman Halyna Hutchins, whom he unintentionally shot while filming. camera.
He told reporters that the filmmaker was his friend. He described the case as “one trillion” and noted that in the interests of security, it would support a restriction on the use of firearms in filming. He also stressed that the police ordered him not to comment on the investigation.
“I must not comment on this because an investigation is underway,” the actor told cameramen and photographers during an unplanned interview on the road in Vermont. The actor also stated that similar accidents are very rare.
Baldwin on October 21 during the filming of western Rust in Novo Mexico fired from a weapon with a sharp charge. However, he had previously been told that the weapon was not dangerous. Forty-two-year-old cinematographer Hutchins lost her life and 48-year-old director Joel Souza suffered a shoulder injury.
“She was my friend. The day I came to Santa Fe and started filming, I took her to Joel’s for dinner,” Baldwin said of Hutchins. He noted that the staff had cooperated well before the tragedy.
No one has been charged in the case yet, but the focus is on those who manipulated the weapon before the deadly shot. Prosecutors also did not rule out prosecuting Baldwin.
The American media states that Baldwin, as an actor, is probably not in danger of being prosecuted, but the star produces the film Rust, which also bears some responsibility for the filming process. Baldwin said he had serious doubts about whether filming would continue.
Following the tragic incident, calls began in the film industry to increase the use of real firearms, which usually contain blanks for shooting purposes, when shooting films and series.
“I know that the ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms in filming is something that interests me immensely,” Baldwin said. He added that he is not an expert in this field, but he wants to support the recommendations of those called in, which will lead to increased safety in the film.