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Alec Baldwin Shares a Note From 'Rust' Crew After Shooting

Alec Baldwin Shares a Note From 'Rust' Crew After Shooting

Alec Baldwin is sharing a message.

The actor posted a public note from the crew of Rust on Thursday (December 9) following the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

In the letter, the crew express that they “believe the public narrative surrounding our workplace tragedy to be inadequate and wish to express a more accurate account of our experience.”

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“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,” the note reads signed by 25 crew members from Accounting, Assistant Directors, Casting, Camera, Art, Props, Special Effects, Electrics, Grips, Costumes, Hair, Makeup, Sound, Locations, Medics, Animal Wranglers, Health and Safety, Transportation, Craft Services, Catering, Stunts, Construction and Production departments.

“The descriptions of Rust as a chaotic, dangerous and exploitative workplace are false and distract from what matters the most: the memory of (DP) Halyna Hutchins, and the need to find modern alternatives to outdated industry firearm and safety practices,” it continues.

The public letter was spearheaded by Rust costume designer Terese Magpale Davis, via Deadline.

“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. Rust was not one of them. Rust was professional. We do acknowledge that no set is perfect, and like any production, Rust had areas of brilliance and areas that were more challenging. 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,” it continues.

Halyna’s work ethic was inspiring and we were working to our highest ability to support her vision. The days were scheduled tightly, but appropriately. We were keeping pace, not falling behind…in the meantime, we are supporting each other and cooperating with investigators. We kindly request that your speculation and generalizations about us and our colleagues be sympathetic until an investigation is concluded. We are grateful to our many friends and family that have reached out to us privately to offer compassion and support.”

The note comes after Alec Baldwin‘s first interview since the shooting.

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