- Tragedy during filming shakes the film industry in the US.
- Renowned actor Alec Baldwin was shocked after the accident.
- Authorities confirmed that the cinematographer died and the film director was injured.
The well-known actor Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the cinematographer and wounded the director of the film he was shooting, by firing a prop pistol that was supposedly blank and that he did not know was loaded, reported the Efe and AP news agencies .
In addition to the deceased woman, identified as Halyna Hutchins, 42, the shots also wounded the director of the film, Joel Souza, 48, who was transferred to the intensive care unit of the nearby Christus St. Vincent medical center. from Santa Fe, in the state of New Mexico, Efe indicated an updated report in the early hours of Friday, October 22.
Tragedy on film set in the USA
Photographs published by the local Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper show Alec Baldwin in anguish at the door of the Santa Fe Sheriff’s office, where, according to that outlet, he was questioned about the event. The incident occurred around 2.00 in the afternoon at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, where several scenes were filmed for the western-style film “Rust”, in which Alec Baldwin is the producer as well as the protagonist.
The Sheriff’s office has opened an investigation to clarify what happened and what type of projectile the weapon had, which is not known if it was used during the recording of a scene or in a rehearsal. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was fired. The incident remains an active investigation, ”the department explained in a statement.
Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the cinematographer
For the time being, authorities are ruling out filing criminal charges against Alec Baldwin. Subsequently, the company in charge of the film’s production issued a statement saying that the entire team is “devastated” by what happened and promised to offer psychological help to all people related to the filming, which will be suspended indefinitely.
“We send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s (Hutchins) family and loved ones,” he added. Earlier, Efe reported, the cinematographers union (International Cinematographers Guild) went ahead by identifying the mortal victim of the tragic accident in a statement.
They mourn the death of the woman during filming
“We received the devastating news that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for a production called ‘Rust’ in New Mexico, died from injuries sustained on set,” said John Lindley, president of the union, who He added: “The details are not clear at this time, but we are working to obtain more information and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. This is a terrible loss. ”
Hutchins graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015 and worked on such films as “Archenemy.” During the days of filming “Rust” he shared several photographs on Instagram, one of them with a letter that said: “One of the best parts of recording ‘westerns’ is having mornings like this.”
They investigate what happened to the prop gun that Alec Baldwin fired
The New Mexico filming office indicated on October 6 that the filming of “Rust” employed 22 actors, 75 technicians and more than 230 extras, although it is unknown how many of them were present at the time of the event. The accident recalls the way in which Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee’s son, died during the recording of a movie in 1993, Efe mentioned.
The AP news agency reported that, according to a spokesman for Alec Baldwin, an accident related to a failure to fire a prop pistol with salvoes occurred during the shoot, although it is unlikely that a charge without a metallic projectile could kill a woman. moderate distance.
Alec Baldwin was seen crying at the police station
Alec Baldwin, 68, was seen crying outside the police station Thursday, The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper reported. It was not possible to obtain a statement from the actor at the moment, said the AP, which specified that Hutchins was the director of photography for the 2020 action film “Archenemy,” starring Joe Manganiello. A 2015 graduate of the American Film Institute, she was named a “Rising Star” by American Cinematographer magazine in 2019.
“I am so sad to lose Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set, “said Adam Egypt, director of” Archenemy, “on Twitter. “She was a brilliant talent absolutely committed to art and cinema.”
The accident remembers the death of Brandon Lee during recording
Filming for “Rust” was scheduled until early November, according to a statement from the New Mexico Office of Cinematography, cited by AP. The film is about a 13-year-old boy who must fend for himself and take care of his younger brother after his parents died in Kansas in the 1880s, according to the Internet Movie Database website. The teenager runs away with his grandfather, played by Alec Baldwin, after being sentenced to hang for the accidental murder of a local rancher.
Like Efe, AP also recalled that in 1993 Brandon Lee, 28, the son of martial arts star Bruce Lee, died after being shot by a .44 caliber weapon during the filming of a scene from the movie “The Crow ”(“ The crow ”). The gun was supposed to fire salvos, but a necropsy revealed a bullet near his spine.
Actor couple confesses that their 2-year-old son lost his finger for closing the door on him
A terrible event occurred in the family of two renowned actors who shone in their childhood and youth, being former Disney stars, we refer to the actress Alexa Vega who rose to fame in her participation in the film “SPY Kids” and Carlos Peña member of the “Big Time Rush” quartet.
Through social networks Alexa Vega revealed that her son, who was only two years old, lost part of his finger after he accidentally crushed it when closing a door. He also stated that this experience has been quite hard for his family and a bit traumatic, according to The Sun.
Actor couple accidentally crush their son’s finger
It was on her Instagram account that the former Disney star shared an image of her two-year-old son lying on the bed using a mitten in one of his hands. Apparently the boy was accidentally covering the wound provided by his own mother.
It should be remembered that Alexa Vega was married to the well-known actor Carlos Peña, who is recognized for his participation in the Nickelodeon series Big Time Rush. A musical quartet that captivated young women both in the series and in their personal life. Today the couple have three children.
Alexa tells how part of her finger was cut off
The young woman used her social network profile to explain how her son suffered the injury to his hand: “While preparing the children for bed, I closed Kingston’s fingers on the hinge of the bathroom door,” she wrote. the 33-year-old woman on her Instagram account.
It was in her stories that Alexa Vega published a series of images telling how she accidentally crushed the two-year-old’s hand: “His index finger is bruised and a bit bloody, but his middle finger got the worst of it and was cut off. of the first knuckle near the tip. It was the most traumatic thing we’ve been through as a family, ”added Vega.
The Peña Vega family
Two-year-old son Kingston is one of three little ones owned by the artistic couple, 4-year-old Ocean, and their five-month-old daughter Rio are the other members of the family. It should be remembered that Alexa and Carlos were married in January 2014. And right now they are more united than ever.
Alexa shared a video where she talks about her husband Carlos mentioned that he was: “incredible and he pounced like a Superman to take care of our family.” The whole experience, she said, “made us all love each other even more and completely humiliated us,” were the 33-year-old’s words on her recording. For more details visit this note.