Alec Baldwin: Hollywood reacts to fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was tragically killed on Friday.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was tragically killed on Friday.

Hollywood stars have reacted to the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins

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Hollywood was shaken by news that actor Alec Baldwin had fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza while firing a prop gun on the "Rust" movie set in New Mexico.

Here are some of the star's reactions following the shooting:

Alec Baldwin

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred," Baldwin posted on Instagram.

Host Alec Baldwin arrives at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
Host Alec Baldwin arrives at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

"I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna," Baldwin wrote.

Stephen Baldwin

"Asking for your prayers tonight friends not much can be said other than please pray for all involved in the wake of this tragic accident thank you," the younger brother, who also acts, produces and directs films, posted on Instagram.

Dwayne Johnson

The actor, also known as The Rock, commented on Hutchins’ last Instagram post, a video she shared two days ago of herself horse-riding on set, writing that a “perk” of working on a Western was that “you get to ride horses on your day off”.

Dwayne Johnson during filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks in London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday.
Dwayne Johnson during filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks in London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday.

Johnson wrote: “I am so so sorry. Rest easy. My love and strength to your family.”

Joe Manganiello

The Magic Mike actor who recently worked with Hutchins on the film Archenemy, also paid tribute.

He wrote on Instagram: “I woke up to the messages and read the news and I am in shock. I was so lucky to have had @halynahutchins as my DP on Archenemy.

“She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person. She had such an eye and a visual style, she was the kind of cinematographer that you wanted to see succeed because you wanted to see what she could pull off next.

“She was a fantastic person. There was no amount of pressure she couldn’t handle. She was a great collaborator and an ally to anyone in front of her camera.

“Everyone who knew her was rooting for her. I can’t believe that this could happen in this day and age… gunfire from a prop gun could kill a crew member?

“This is a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to her family and especially to her son. I am so sad today for everyone who knew her and worked with her…”

Cate Devaney

"We analyzed the script late into the night and milked every ounce of possibility we could find," said the director who worked with Hutchins on "The Mad Hatter" and lived with her in a rented house during the shoot.

"We watched movies, cooked, drank lots of wine and took turns caring for our pet rat, Atlas."

"I'm gutted, heartbroken," she said in a tribute to Hutchins on Instagram.

Media crews station themselves outside the gate of the film set of "Rust" after Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on the movie set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S., October 22, 2021.  REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt
Media crews station themselves outside the gate of the film set of "Rust" after Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on the movie set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S., October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

"You were a rising star and this never should have happened. I find a sliver of peace knowing you lived your life to the edges and soaked up the journey but it's still so senseless. I love you, Halyna."

Kay Oyegun

"My first gig as a director was with Halyna Hutchins," tweeted Oyegun, who worked with Hutchins in "A Luv Tale", a TV mini series.

"She was a calming presence and so creatively charged ... She loved her kid and her work so much. This is heartbreaking."

Bruce Lee

"Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on 'Rust'," tweeted the sister of Brandon Lee, who was killed in a similar tragedy on the set of "The Crow" in 1993 by a fellow actor using a gun loaded with blanks, but with part of a projectile lodged in the barrel from earlier use.

Shannon Lee, who manages her brother's Twitter account, added: "No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period."

Elijah Wood

Actor Elijah Wood also reacted to the news of the shooting, tweeting: “Absolutely horrifying and devastating news about cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. My heart goes out to her family.”

James Gunn

"The rules were changed after Brandon died," tweeted the director whose credits include the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise.

"Sadly, more rules will not help if the rules aren't followed, which is usually how accidents happen on set.

"Producers, directors, actors & entire crews need to be hardcore about making sure all safety protocols are followed at all times... My heart goes out to all of those affected by the tragedy today on Rust, especially Halyna Hutchins & her family."

Elizabeth Tulloch

"Film & television crews work so hard and their safety needs to be ensured," the star of the "Superman and Lois" TV series said on Twitter.

"My heart breaks for Halyna Hutchins, her family, the Rust crew, and everyone affected by this horrific (and likely preventable) tragedy."