Alec Baldwin’s wife concerned he will develop PTSD after Rust shooting
Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria has spoken out about her husband’s shooting on the set of Rust, saying that she fears he will develop post-traumatic stress disorder due to the incident that led to the death of Ukrainian cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Alec and Hilaria fled New York and travelled to Vermont to “mourn Halyna’s death".
Hilaria said: Alec had a really traumatic thing happen, and I am trying to limit the PTSD."
She also said that she drove “an entire day” before she arrived in Vermont and was joined by Alec soon after.
Speaking of Alec’s involvement in the shooting, Hilaria said: "You look at what happens to soldiers and police officers when something like this happens, it's traumatic. We just came up here for quiet."
When Hilaria was asked whether she thought her husband would ever act again, she replied that she was “hopeful but not certain”.
She said: "He needs space for me to take care of him and his mental health. It's an awful thing that happened. Alec feels awful."
Hilaria showed support for her husband on Instagram, posting a touching message.
The picture, showing their hands intertwined on top of a white sheet, was captioned: “I love you and I’m here."
Although told not to speak about the ongoing investigation, Alec has recently spoken about the shooting for the first time since the incident occurred, saying: “She was my friend. The day I arrived in Santa Fe and started shooting I took her to dinner with Joel. We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened."
He also noted that he would be in favour of limiting the future use of firearms on film productions to protect staff and actor safety.
He said: "An ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something I'm extremely interested in."
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and 48-year-old director Joel Souza were both accidentally shot by Baldwin after he unknowingly fired a gun loaded with a real bullet.
Souza suffered a shoulder wound and Hutchins unfortunately died.
Lawyers representing Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armourer in charge of firearms on the set, said that she did not know where "the live rounds came from" in a recent statement.
She had reportedly "never witnessed anyone shoot live rounds with these guns and nor would she permit that" and blamed producers for creating unsafe working conditions.
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