After the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer during the shooting of “Rust”, co-stars and crew members took to social media to pay tribute to her
On Thursday, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office told the media that Alec Baldwin, the leading star and co-producer of the movie while shooting, discharged a prop gun that killed Halyna Hutchins and injured the movie director, Joel Souza.
Frances Fisher, cast member of “Rust” tweeted on Friday, Joel Souza informed her that he had been discharged from the facility.
On Friday, Hutchins’ co-star from the movie “Archenemy,” Joe Manganiello, took Twitter to pay tribute to his former co-star, saying,
“I woke up to the messages and read the news, and I am in shock,” and added, “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.”
He also added in her caption that, “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,” – added the 44 year old co-star.
Adam Egypt Mortimer, the movie director of “Archenemy”, also retweeted on Twitter, “I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set. She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film.”
Who was Halyna Hutchins?
Halyna, 42 was working as a cinematographer for the movie “Rust” when the incident happened.
Previously, she had been tasked with the same job in the movie Archenemy, which was released in 2020. Other than that, she has worked on multiple projects, including The Mad Hatter and Blindfire.
In an interview she gave in 2019, Halyna said that she had spent her childhood in an Arctic military base. She further stated how she began her career as a journalist and later changed her domain and ended up in Eastern Europe in British film productions.
On her tragic death, Brandon’s sister tweeted, “Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on ‘Rust.’ No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.”