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Alec Baldwin pens emotional letter after tragic death of Halyna Hutchins

Alec Baldwin has written a heartfelt letter addressing the circumstances behind the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins.

The note is written and signed on behalf of the crew who worked on Rust. During filming, a faulty prop gun shot by the actor caused the death of Ukrainian cinematographer and injured director Joel Souza.

In the letter, the cast of the fateful movie have sought to defend the working conditions on set.

On his Instagram page Alec, 63, posted: "To Whom It May Concern, this letter is written on behalf of the cast and crew of the film production, Rust. It has not been sanctioned or influenced in any way by the producers."

It continued: "We, the undersigned, believe the public narrative surrounding our workplace tragedy to be inadequate and wish to express a more accurate account of our experience."

The veteran actor has been criticised for his part in Halyna Hutchins' death and was grilled by journalist George Stephanopolous in a raw interview recently.

The lengthy note continued and paid tribute to their colleague.

It stated: “We are hurting from the loss of our friend and colleague, Halyna Hutchins. She was, in many ways, at the heart of our production, and losing her hurt every single one of us."


It adds: "Unfortunately, in the film industry, it is common to work on unprofessional or hectic productions to gain experience and credits. Many of us have worked on those types of productions."

In defence of the film, the cast stated: "While we stand firmly with our unions and strongly support the fight for better working conditions across our industry, we do not feel that this set was a representation of the kind of conditions our unions are fighting against."

The film has had more tragedy, as one crew member was reportedly bitten by a spider and was "facing amputation".

Jason Miller, a rigger on set, was bitten by a venomous spider that is native to North America – according to Sky News.

But, according to the letter written by Alec and some of the cast and crew the film was made in a safe environment.

The letter closed: "We have worked at the highest levels in the industry and can and will be counted on to do so again. In the meantime, we are supporting each other and cooperating with investigators."

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