Hilaria Baldwin is “very worried” about her husband, Alec Baldwin, following his role in the accidental Rust shooting that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Retreating to Vermont with his family to grieve and process the traumatic event, Alec Baldwin’s wife has remained by his side.
In a rare, exclusive interview with the New York Post, Hilaria Baldwin revealed that “Alec had a really traumatic thing happen, and I am trying to limit the PTSD.”
Due to a prop gun misfire, accidentally loaded with live rounds, Alec Baldwin was the actor on the set of Rust who shot the firearm, killing 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins.
“I brought [Alec] up here because we have to mourn Halyna’s death,” she said. “I didn’t know where I was going, I just drove… I just drove around and around and around with my kids.”
She settled on Manchester, Vermont, a quite ski resort town far away from the hustle of their Greenwich Village, New York City apartment.
“He needs space for me to take care of him and his mental health,” she explained. “It’s an awful thing that happened. Alec feels awful.”
On Sunday, Hilaria Baldwin shared a picture on Instagram of the couple holding hands, writing, “I love you and I’m here ❤️.”
Alec has reportedly been in contact with Halyna Hutchins’ family and husband, Matthew Hutchins. He is offering as much support as he can to them, and the Sante Fe authorities in New Mexico who are investigating the shooting.
According to People, Alec Baldwin had breakfast with Matthew Hutchins and his 9-year-old son Andros just days after the tragic accident.
Sante Fe authorities revealed that Alec Baldwin had not checked the prop gun to confirm that it was not loaded before firing at the camera.
Assistant Director, David Halls, who handed the gun to Baldwin and told him that it was safe to use by shouting “cold gun,” had also not double-checked the barrel, and neither had head armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who swore that there was no live ammunition on set.
Hounded by paparazzi during a walk on the side of a road in Vermont, a very agitated Baldwin couple addressed their questions as best as they could, stressing that they could not comment on the shooting and simply wanted to be left alone to grieve.
“I was ordered by the sheriff’s department in Sante Fe, I can’t answer any questions about the investigation,” Alec Baldwin told reporters, clearly frustrated. “I can’t. It’s an active investigation… a woman died. She was my friend.”
“The day I arrived in Sante Fe to start shooting, I took her to dinner with Joel [Souza], the director,” he said. “We were a very well-oiled crew, shooting a film together, and then this horrible event happened.”
Filming Alec and the reporters on her phone, Hilaria Baldwin attempted to stop him from answering any more questions, but was angrily brushed aside by her husband.
She then interjected when one unknown reporter didn’t remember Halyna Hutchins’ name and instead just said “the family.” She corrected them, saying that “her name was Halyna.”
“If you’re spending this much time waiting for us, you should know her name,” Hilaria Baldwin told reporters.
Alec Baldwin appeared much calmer after her support, but told her that he was going to continue to answer their questions despite her responding that they wished to leave.
“Do me a favor,” he asked reporters after briefly talking about how he supported measures to limit the use of firearms on set, “my kids are in the car and they’re crying. As a courtesy to you, I came to talk to you, but please would you stop following us?”
Speaking with the New York Post later, Hilaria Baldwin reiterated that “We don’t know what happened, and we have the same questions as everyone does.”
“We want answers faster than anyone,” she said.