« A difficult period »: Alec Baldwin returns to the drama of « Rust »

Dince the drama, « not a day goes by » without his thinking about it. On October 21, on the set of the film Rust which he co-produced, Alec Baldwin fatally wounded cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a revolver loaded with a live bullet. In a Christmas message spotted by our colleagues from Le Parisien, the actor returns once again to the tragedy which, according to him, « will never be behind us ».

Tired, Alec Baldwin explains having received « hundreds of e-mails » from his relatives, his friends, colleagues in Hollywood cinema whom, sometimes, he had not heard of « for a long time », full words of benevolence and prayers in the face of this « difficult situation ».

“All I care about is my wife and kids, and moving on with my life and trying to get through a tough time – a really tough time,” he says. « I can’t wait for some aspects of this to be behind me, » he continues, his voice hoarse. “Of course, for everyone involved, it will never be behind us because someone has passed away so tragically. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about it. « 

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Alec Baldwin’s phone seized by investigators

At the time of the drama, on a ranch in Santa Fe (New Mexico), Alec Baldwin was working on a scene with cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The actor maintains that he never pulled the trigger of the gun when the shot was fired, saying that he contented himself with cocking the hammer. And he said in a TV interview that he had « no idea » how a real bullet could have gotten on the film set and « got into the gun », which he was presented with as being. harmless.

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US police investigating were allowed to seize the actor’s cell phone. A warrant issued in mid-December estimates that « there may be evidence on the phone » relating to this case, such as messages or emails sent or received by Alec Baldwin regarding the production of Rust. No arrests have taken place to date in this case but criminal prosecution is not excluded in the event that responsibilities are established, the Santa Fe prosecutor’s services stressed shortly after the tragedy.

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