Candlelit vigil held for Halyna Hutchins after deadly shooting
Ian A Hudson, who played an outlaw in the film, recalled an experience on set when he was exposed to gunfire while the camera and crew were protected by a shield.
“That made me question me being in front of the camera and being between all of that fire. When the rounds were released I did feel the blanks hitting my face and my body,” Hudson told TMZ.
Alec Baldwin, an actor and producer on Rust, had been practising a “cross-draw” weapons firing technique and was aiming at a camera when a prop gun went off, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.
Since the incident, it has emerged that the assistant director who handed Baldwin the gun that killed Hutchins had been sacked from a film in 2019 after a prop gun accidentally fired on the set of the movie Freedom’s Path, injuring a crew member.
Authorities in Sante Fe have released statements by Rust director Joel Souza and a cameraman who said last week’s accidental shooting happened during a scene filmed inside a mock church.
On Sunday, hundreds attended a vigil for cinematographer Hutchins in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An investigation into the shooting is continuing.
Rust assistant director was fired from previous movie over gun incident, report says
The assistant director who reportedly handed Alec Baldwin the gun that killed a cinematographer was fired from a previous movie over a similar incident, CNN says.
Dave Halls was working on the 2019 film Freedom’s Path when a prop gun “unexpectedly discharged”, CNN reported, injuring a sound technician.
“Halls was removed from set immediately after the prop gun discharged,” the movie’s production company, Rocket Soul Studios, told CNN. “Production did not resume filming until Dave was off site. An incident report was taken and filed at that time.”
Nathan Place26 October 2021 16:16
Rust actor says scene where he was shot at felt ‘life-threatening’
A principal actor on Rust says a scene where he was shot at in the movie felt “life-threatening”.
Ian A Hudson, who played an outlaw in the film, told TMZ about a “terrifying” experience on set when he was exposed to gunfire while the camera and crew were protected by a shield.
“That made me question me being in front of the camera and being between all of that fire. When the rounds were released I did feel the blanks hitting my face and my body,” he said.
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Ellie Harrison26 October 2021 15:22
Ireland Baldwin blasts ‘cancerous’ Candace Owens over comments on shooting
Ireland Baldwin has lashed out at rightwing pundit Candace Owens, after she suggested the shooting on the set of Rust was “poetic justice”.
Taking to Instagram in the wake of Owens’ comments about the incident, Baldwin (daughter of Alec) described Owens as “disgusting”.
“You are the…