Alec Baldwin Calls the Killing of Halyna Hutchins on ‘Rust’ a ‘Horrible Thing’ That He Struggles to Talk About
Alec Baldwin described The murder of cameraman Halyna Hutchins as a “terrible thing” he’s still hard to say, in a video posted to Instagram.
The clip appeared to have been captured in his hotel room after he went out for curry with Martin Bashir in a small English town on Monday night.
The Hollywood star was in the town of Alton, Hampshire, for a few days, where he was working on a new low-budget independent film called 97 minutes.
This is his First role since the tragedy on set Rustwhen a gun he was holding launched, killing Hutchins.
In a video diary posted to Instagram Monday night, Baldwin reflected on the absurdity that exists in an actor’s job, saying, “You go to work and you forget what you’re supposed to do. I just said, ‘What do you do? What is acting, or any of this nonsense that I ended up with? ‘”
Baldwin says in the video that it’s “weird to go back to work” and that he hasn’t worked “since last October 21, when this terrible thing happened on the set of this movie and we there was the accidental death of our cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. I still feel it’s hard to say, but I returned to work today for the first time in three and a half months.”
With a succinct, stream of conscious flashback to his first day back at work, Baldwin says: “The movies are almost always the same… everyone is young compared to me… everyone is young… I’m back at work… Today, it’s very interesting. Who knows what the future will bring?”
Baldwin appears to have filmed the clip after a dinner in India with BBC reporter and celebrity interviewer Martin Bashir.
The two met at Mifta’s Indian restaurant in Alton, Hampshire. Another guest at the restaurant said they were “very absorbed” chatting and seeming comfortable around each other and the British newspaper Daily mail bring pictures one of them left the restaurant and went to Bashir’s car.
The newspaper said Bashir drove Baldwin back to his hotel before heading back to his home about a half-hour drive away.
Baldwin is said to have first known Bashir when they worked at MSNBC.
Both were fired from the cable channel over a one-month period in 2013: Baldwin for making allegedly homophobic remarks to a photographer and Bashir for a bizarre act , in which he suggested Sarah Palin should be subjected to an abuse given on circa 18. – central slaves make their captives eat human waste.
Since then, both of their careers have flourished — Bashir was hired by the BBC as a religion reporter and Baldwin went on to star in a series of hit TV shows and movies — before succeeding in a style spectacular.
A few months ago Baldwin’s Rust Tragically, Bashir was certainly embarrassed by the BBC for his famous interview with Princess Diana. In a long-awaited report, the Corporation found that Bashir had forged bank statements showing the princess’s brother’s assistants were selling information to British security services. and the media. Bashir was found to have sought to take advantage of Diana’s paranoia and isolation, and was condemned by Diana’s sons, William and Harry, for manipulating her.
Baldwin, 63, filmed another clip of himself walking down Alton’s main street in recent days.
In that clip, he says, “I’m in this small town. Whenever I go to places like this, whenever I travel far from America, I look at little places like this. I thought, ‘What would it be like to live here? What would it be like to be a kid and this is your home? ‘”
Baldwin has said that he was told the gun he was given on the ground Rust not loaded or loaded with prop ammo and he did not pull the trigger. However, it somehow loaded with a live spin, and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, tragically died as it shot.
A police investigation is ongoing.