Following a series of legal proceedings related to the fatal shooting of cinematographer Galina Hutchins, Alec Baldwin, who is 65 years old, has returned to filming his lead role in Rust. The director, Joel Souza, who was injured in the incident, will be on set with Baldwin, and another cinematographer will replace Hutchins. In addition, the filming location has been moved from New Mexico to Montana.
Before his departure, Baldwin met with members of the film crew at his apartment in Manhattan. The actor appeared in a monochrome outfit and was in good spirits. His ex-wife, Kim Basinger, was also present and greeted everyone. Baldwin’s fiancée, Hilaria, later joined the group and led them inside. Before leaving for the airport, Baldwin said goodbye to Hilaria and their six-month-old daughter by kissing them both.
In 2021, production on the film was put on hold after Baldwin fired a gunshot on set that resulted in Hutchins’ death. The actor was later charged with manslaughter, but an erroneous point of the accusation was soon discovered. Baldwin was surprised by the demands for compensation from a relative of Hutchins living near Kyiv, whom he accused of trying to make money from the tragedy.
Despite the legal issues, Baldwin and his wife celebrated their engagement anniversary, listing the bright moments of their family life, including the appearance of their seven children.