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Entertainment Joe Manganiello and Elijah Wood mourn death of Halyna Hutchins in prop gun accident

13:26  22 october  2021
13:26  22 october  2021 Source:   covermg.com

Joe Manganiello Pays Tribute to Cinematographer Fatally Shot on Set of 'Rust'

  Joe Manganiello Pays Tribute to Cinematographer Fatally Shot on Set of 'Rust' The actor posted a tribute to Halyna Hutchins, who was shoot in an on-set accident on Thursday."I woke up to the messages and read the news and I am in shock. I was so lucky to have had @halynahutchins as my DP on Archenemy. She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person," Manganiello wrote, alongside a black-and-white photo of the cinematographer operating a camera on set.

Filmmakers and actors have paid tribute to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins following her death on the set of the movie Rust.

Halyna Hutchins © Provided by Cover Media Halyna Hutchins

Hutchins, who graduated from the American Film Institute in 2015, was working on the set of the Alec Baldwin-led western in New Mexico when a prop gun was "discharged", causing her death.

According to Santa Fe Sheriff's Office officials, Baldwin fired the prop gun, striking her and director Joel Souza. Hutchins was transported by helicopter to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, and was later pronounced dead. She was 42. Souza was rushed to nearby Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and is currently receiving treatment.

Elijah Wood, Patricia Arquette and More Pay Tribute to Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins After On-Set Death

  Elijah Wood, Patricia Arquette and More Pay Tribute to Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins After On-Set Death Hutchins died on the set of the film 'Rust' after a prop gun was discharged.The Sante Fe, New Mexico Sheriff’s Department confirmed to ET Thursday evening that Baldwin fired the prop gun which led to the fatal accident.

Dubbed a "rising star" by American Cinematographer in 2019, she worked on the 2020 film Archenemy, which starred Manganiello. The actor paid tribute to Hutchins on Instagram, writing, "I woke up to the messages and read the news and I am in shock. I was so lucky to have had @halynahutchins as my DP on Archenemy. She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person."

He continued, "She had such an eye and a visual style, she was the kind of cinematographer that you wanted to see succeed because you wanted to see what she could pull off next. Everyone who knew her was rooting for her. I can't believe that this could happen in this day and age... gunfire from a prop gun could kill a crew member? This is a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to her family and especially to her son. I am so sad today for everyone who knew her and worked with her..."

Halyna Hutchins' husband says Alec Baldwin has been 'very supportive' following fatal prop gun shooting

  Halyna Hutchins' husband says Alec Baldwin has been 'very supportive' following fatal prop gun shooting Halyna Hutchins' husband is speaking out following the tragic death of the cinematographer, who was killed by a fatal prop gun shooting on Thursday. Matthew Hutchins told Fox News on Friday, one day after his wife's death, that he has made contact with Alec Baldwin, who authorities say was the one who discharged the prop gun on the set in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "I have spoken with Alec Baldwin and he is being very supportive," Matthew Hutchins told Fox News. Matthew's mother and Halyna's mother-in-law was also reached by Fox News early Friday.

Filmmakers across social media also mourned her passing, and noted the importance of gun safety on film sets. Director James Gunn tweeted, "My greatest fear is that someone will be fatally hurt on one of my sets. I pray this will never happen. My heart goes out to all of those affected by the tragedy today on Rust, especially Halyna Hutchins & her family."

Actor Wood wrote, "Absolutely horrifying and devastating news about cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. My heart goes out to her family."

Alex Winter echoed the sentiment, tweeting, "Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Halyna Hutchins. Crew should never be unsafe on set and when they are there is always a clearly definable reason why. #IASolidarity"

Meanwhile, Paul Scheer emphasised the rules in place to prevent strategies from happening on set.

"I'm gutted. This is beyond a tragedy and there are so many rules in place to make sure this can't happen. I can't even fathom how this is possible. So many people had to be negligent. This is a crime. Halyna was a tremendous talent. I'm sick to my stomach," he added.

Timeline of events: How the fatal Rust shooting unfolded, moment by moment .
The cast and crew of Rust had just returned from lunch when it happened. One minute, producer-star Alec Baldwin and a handful of others were rehearsing a scene in a wooden church on a dusty Old West movie set meant to look like 1880s Kansas. The next minute, two people were bleeding from gunshot wounds — one of which would prove to be fatal — and everyone was reeling from confusion and shock. Here, based on a search warrant affidavit and 911 calls, is a moment-by-moment account of what happened that day.

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