Alec Baldwin has spoken again about the accident on the set of the film "Rust", which caused, 10 months
ago, the death of director of photography Halyna Hutchins, and injury to director Joel Souza. In an interview with
CNN, the actor said he does not believe anyone will be held criminally responsible for the case and lamented:
"A person died, and it was avoidable. It was so unnecessary. I think about it every day of my life."
To the publication, Baldwin placed responsibility for the tragedy on costume designer and prop assistant Hannah Gutierrez
Reed and assistant director Dave Halls: "Someone put a real bullet in the gun, someone who should have known better. That was (Gutierrez Reed's) job.
Her job was to take care of the ammunition and put the fake or blank ammunition in, and there shouldn't have been any real ammunition on the set," said the actor.
Halls was responsible for handing Baldwin the gun, which was not his job. According to reports, he
also failed to comply with Gutierrez Reed's request to let her know when Baldwin arrived on set on the day in question.
"I'm not standing here, comfortable, saying that I want them to be arrested, or that I want their lives
to go to hell. I don't want that, but I want everyone to know that these are the two people responsible for what happened," Baldwin added.
Lawyers for the actress and the assistant director have said that the actor is trying to deflect his guilt with these statements.