After the shooting of “Rust,” Hilaria Baldwin admits she and her husband Alec are “not OK.”
After the tragic incident on the “Rust” set in October 2021, Hilaria Baldwin and her husband, Alec Baldwin, still have difficulties.
“We are not fine. We can’t be alright. Hilaria, 38, fought back the tears as she remarked, “No one’s OK,” in an upcoming interview with Extra. It was and still is a disaster that no one could have foreseen.
On the set, a prop gun with live rounds accidentally discharged, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in the chest before killing director Joel Souza in the collarbone.
Since the shooting, the Baldwins, who just had their seventh child, have been candid about their family’s “difficult year.” In a preview interview with Extra published on Friday, Hilaria Baldwin candidly acknowledged that she and her husband, Alec Baldwin, are “not good” in the wake of the devastating Rust shooting.
The 38-year-old yoga instructor said, “We can’t be OK.” Nothing is alright. The moving remark came just over a year after Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer, was fatally shot on set on October 21, 2021, as a result of a prop gun with live bullets that Baldwin, 64, unintentionally discharged while holding it.
It was and still is a catastrophe that no one could have ever anticipated, the mother of seven added. During the conversation, a big window showed Hilaria seated in a chair with metropolis skyscrapers spread out behind her.
The podcaster answered with a cracking voice after initially remaining silent as she took a big breath. “We’re not OK,” she said. Alec became embroiled in a “wrongful death” case brought by Halyna’s family, which included her husband, Matthew, soon after the tragic event. In October of last year, a settlement was reached by both sides.
‘Throughout this tough process, everyone has retained the specific goal to do what is best for Halyna’s boy,’ the 30 Rock star captioned a photo of the news on Instagram. We want to express our gratitude to everyone who helped bring this unfortunate and upsetting situation to a close.
Matthew reportedly said, “We all think Halyna’s death was a sad accident.” I appreciate how the creators and the entertainment industry came together to honor Halyna’s final project.
Also in October, on the day marking the sorrowful anniversary of Halyna’s passing, the actor sent a homage to the actress on Instagram with the simple remark, “One year ago today…”
In November, Alec filed a formal lawsuit against the armorer and the Rust crew for negligence and for providing a prop rifle with ammunition.
The lawsuit claimed that “This catastrophe happened because live bullets were carried to the set and loaded into the gun,” according to The New York Times.
Despite being in no way comparable, the lawsuit claimed, Baldwin “must live with the great anguish, and the resulting mental, physical, and financial toll, caused by the fact that Cross-Defendants’ irresponsible behaviour, assurances, and supervision put a loaded weapon in his hand.”
“And encouraged him to believe that his guided use of the weapon was safe, as did Hutchins and everyone else on set,” the author writes. Joel Souza, a producer working on the site, was shot and injured, in addition to the cinematographer, who was critically wounded.
Two months after the tragedy, in December of last year, Alec gave a frank interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. In a statement made while filming at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe, Alec claimed that he “didn’t pull the trigger.” “I would never point a gun at someone and fire at them,” the speaker declared.
According to The New York Post, he also filed legal documents in March of this year, denying any involvement in the fatal gunshot. Hilaria has consistently supported her husband since Hutchins’ sad death last year on the Rust set. The podcast presenter wrote a long piece in July in which she emotionally showed her gratitude for Alec.
She admonished her husband to “turn down the volume on the darkness and negativity” and noted that it was more straightforward than ever to “slander people and cherry-picked and piece together strands taken out of context, “opinions,” or complete fabrications.”