Actor Alec Baldwin, who fired a pistol on the set of “Rust” and killed director of photography Helena Hutchins, contradicts suggestions that the shooting did not meet safety standards.
in a Note posted on social mediaFashion designer Therese Magpal Davis denied that the staff working on set were “tired and surrounded by unsafe and chaotic conditions,” asserting that the theory was false.
The note was also shared on Instagram by Baldwin, who urged his followers to read it with the brief “Read this”.
According to the costume designer, the team held “several security meetings, sometimes several a day”, and “concerns were heard and addressed,” she said, adding that accidental shootings were “more common than you think.”
Davis also defended the film’s gun specialist Hannah Gutierrez Reid, who handed the gun over to assistant director David Holz before handing it over to Baldwin. He wrote, “The gunsmith was trained by a reputable gunsmith and was in the same position on the same type of film a few months ago.” “Was he the most experienced person? No. Were the qualifications typical of the first class? Yes.”
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“How would anyone get that experience? We all got a first and a second job. Our assistant manager has never been so reckless about safety… I won’t jump on the wagon and pretend to be safety indifferent all the time.”
Workers complain of insecurity and professionalism
These statements contrast with the critical voices raised after the incident against the lack of caution during the filming of this film. Other members of the team opposed the security measures, such as electrician Serge Svetnoy, who justified the tragedy with the “negligence and unprofessionalism” of the production.
It was also known that prior to the fatal accident, some team members had left the shooting area due to a disagreement over accommodation and schedules.
The accident occurred during the filming of several scenes for “Western”, Alec Baldwin was its producer and hero. The actor received a weapon, Contrary to what the assistant who delivered it thought.Real repertoire.
Handling the gun on set, instead of firing dry powder, Baldwin fatally shot the director of photography, hitting her in the chest. The same ammunition hit director Joel Sousa in the shoulder, He is out of danger and has already been discharged from the hospital.
Baldwin, Who said he was “devastated” by the tragedyHe voluntarily presented himself to the police and made statements. Filming of the film was suspended indefinitely. Last week, the attorney general in charge of the investigation said criminal charges against Alec Baldwin were not ruled out at this point and that “all options are on the table.”
the actor He spoke publicly for the first time last weekHe was followed by a group of photographers who assured him that Halina Hutchins was his girlfriend and that he “talks to the police every day”.
that Online petitionAdvocating a ban on real firearms in filming and improving working conditions for teams involved in film productions, it already has more than 104,000 signatures.
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