Alec Baldwin speaks in public for the first time since “Rust” shooting
Alec Baldwin has spoken out for the first time amid the ongoing “Rust” movie shooting investigation.
Baldwin said this is a “One in a trillion event”
The 63-year-old actor spoke to photographers in Vermont where he stated that he is in contact with police every day regarding the investigation. However, Baldwin stated that he cannot discuss the matter as it is an ongoing investigation.
“It’s an active investigation in terms of a woman died, she was my friend,” Alec Baldwin said.
“We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together, and then this horrible event happened,” he added.
Baldwin went on to say this is a “one in a trillion event”.
“There are incidental accidents on film sets from time to time, but nothing like this,” he said. “This is a one in a trillion episode. It’s a one in a trillion event.”
In addition, Baldwin did say he was “extremely interested” in looking in to ways that this won’t happen in the future.
“But remember, how many bullets have been fired in films and TV shows in the last 75 years. This is America,” Baldwin said. “How many bullets have gone off in movies and on TV sets before? How many, billions in the last 75 years? And nearly all of it without incident. So what has to happen now is, we have to realize that when it does go wrong and it’s this horrible, catastrophic thing, some new measures have to take place. Rubber guns, plastic guns, no live — no real armaments on set. That’s not for me to decide. It’s urgent that you understand I’m not an expert in this field, so whatever other people decide is the best way to go in terms of protecting people’s safety on film sets, I’m all in favor of and I will cooperate with that in any way that I can.”
Alec Baldwin is devastated by the traumatic events
However, Alec Baldwin is devastated by the traumatic events that took place on set. And took to his Twitter account to write a heartfelt message.
“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 and I 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.”