Actor Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria speaks out about her husband’s fatal on-set shooting of a cinematographer on Monday, expressing her “shock and heartbreak” over the “tragic accident.”
Last week, Hutchins, 42, died from injuries sustained when Alec Baldwin, 63, fired a prop gun on the “Rust” set in New Mexico on Thursday, Oct. 21. Joel Souza, the movie’s director, was also injured.
Hilaria Baldwin, Alec Baldwin’s wife, sent a condolence message to the deceased cinematographer Halyna Hutchins family, New York Post reported.
“My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec,” Hilaria wrote on Instagram on Monday.
She went on, “It’s said, ‘There are no words’ because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.'”
Several celebrities have expressed their support for the post.
“Sending love to all. Holding you all in my heart,” wrote actor Melanie Griffith.
“Holding Halyna, her family and Alec and his family in [our] hearts,” Katie Couric posted.
“Our hearts are broken along with yours,” wrote actor Leslie Jordan.
Hilaria’s post was her first public comment since her actor husband shot and killed Hutchins on the set of the Western film “Rush” in New Mexico when he was given a real gun used as a prop, but it was loaded with live bullets instead of blanks.
After the tragic incident, Baldwin was seen on camera moments after the tragedy, hunched over at the edge of a parking lot, his hands on his knees, gripping a mask in one hand while talking on his smartphone.
“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,” Baldwin tweeted.
He added: “My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
Matthew Hutchins, Hutchins’ husband, honored his late wife by posting a photo of her posing with the couple’s young son on Twitter.
“Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words,” he wrote alongside the photo. “Our loss is enormous, and we ask that the media please respect my family’s privacy as we process our grief. We thank everyone for sharing images and stories of her life.”