Alec Baldwin speaks in public for the first time in the midst of an ongoing investigation into ‘Rust’ footage

Alec Baldwin spoke out in the middle of the ongoing “Rust” filming survey on Saturday.

Baldwin, 63, spoke to photographers in Vermont, where he said he cooperates with police and has spoken to them every day. Baldwin maintained that he could not comment on the active investigation.

“It’s an active investigation in the form of a woman dead, she was my friend,” Baldwin said.

“We were a very, very well-oiled team that recorded a movie together, and then this awful event happened,” he added.

Baldwin admitted that the fatal shooting on the set is a “one in a trillion event.”

“There are random accidents on film from time to time, but nothing like this,” he said. “This is an episode of one out of a trillion. It’s one out of a trillion event.”

Baldwin said he is “extremely interested” in limiting the use of firearms on the set after the fatal incident.

“But remember how many bullets have been fired in movies and TV shows in the last 75 years. This is America,” Baldwin said. “How many bullets have gone off in movies and on TVs before? How many, billions in the last 75 years? And almost everything without incident. So what needs to happen now is that we have to realize that when it goes wrong, and it’s this horrible, catastrophic thing, some new measures need to take place. Rubber guns, plastic guns, no live – no real weapons on the set. It’s not up to me to decide. It’s urgent that you understand that 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, I’m totally for and I will cooperate with it in any way I can. “

Baldwin and his wife Hilaria left their car to talk to photographers.

Baldwin and his wife Hilaria left their car to talk to photographers.
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Baldwin and his wife Hilaria had been on the move before holding the impromptu press conference. The actor withdrew and agreed to talk to photographers if he could get a seat.

Baldwin and Hilaria were seen enjoying drinks at a bar in a small ski town on Friday night. Hilaria had wine, while Baldwin had a non-alcoholic IPA.


During his impromptu press conference, the actor discussed limiting the use of firearms on film footage moving forward.

During his impromptu press conference, the actor discussed limiting the use of firearms on film footage moving forward.
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Earlier Friday, Hilaria was seen driving Baldwin around the small town. At one point, she left the car to pump gas. The author and yoga instructor tried to shield her face from photographers as the couple tried to keep a low profile amid the ongoing investigation into the shooting that took place on Baldwin’s “Rust” movie set.

Later, Hilaria was seen without Baldwin when she stopped at a local Italian market to pick up groceries. The family’s nanny accompanied her.


Baldwin appears to have been in the New England area since Monday afternoon when he was spotted at the same Italian market that Hilaria traded on Friday.

He was previously seen having breakfast on Sunday morning with Hutchins’ husband and son at the La Posada Hotel in New Mexico.

Baldwin fired a gun on the set for “Rust” in New Mexico on October 21, killing film photographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. Assistant director Dave Halls had told Baldwin that the gun was a “cold gun,” meaning “not hot” or unloaded, after armorman Hannah Gutierrez Reed placed the gun on a cart on the set.

Prop Master Sarah Zachry also handled the gun before the fatal shooting, according to a search warrant issued by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office.


The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the incident, saying it was “too early” to comment on potential allegations during a news conference Wednesday. However, Sheriff Adan Mendoza has since referred to the department’s efforts as a “criminal investigation”.

“I would be wary of using the word ‘accident’,” Mendoza said during a performance on Thursday “Fox & Friends.”

“This is obviously a tragedy and it could have been avoided, so right now it’s a criminal investigation.”

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