Alec Baldwin remains almost silent after fatal shooting on the set of his upcoming Western film “Rust,” but shared a social media post from a crew member refuting claims the working conditions were “unsafe (and) chaotic “.
Baldwin shared several screenshots of a Facebook post by costume designer Terese Magpale Davis by himself Instagram account, asking its 2.4 million subscribers to simply “Read This.”
“I’m so sick of this story,” Davis wrote. “I worked on this film. The story told that we are overworked and surrounded by dangerous and chaotic conditions is work. “
Davis criticized claims that the crew regularly worked more than 12 hours a day, saying they only turned 12.5 hours once: “No one was too tired to do their job. All of this is provable by daily timesheets.
She also denied allegations that team members did not have hotel rooms in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area and had to travel 80 miles from Albuquerque to the location. filming.
“The film crew had hotels. They just didn’t feel sophisticated enough. NOT that they were dangerous. You can’t tell me 6 tall men felt so unsafe in their hotel but slept well in their cars in parking lots (which never happened) as they also claimed, ”Davis wrote.
As an actor, Baldwin should not face any criminal charges after firing a gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on October 21. with other producers, assistant director Dave Halls and gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez; Halls handed the gun to Baldwin and incorrectly told him it was a “cold gun” (a gun not carrying live ammunition).
The production had other issues as well, including seven crew members who left the set hours before filming to allegedly protest working conditions and other concerns, including safety procedures. Hollywood stars not involved in the project responded by calling it a “mismanaged” production.
But Davis, whose credits include “Jumanji: The Next Level” and “LEGO Masters,” said it was also a false story.
“They tried to renegotiate their contracts halfway through the show and hold the producers over a barrel on the way out. They literally said they deserved more money and BEAUTIFUL hotels than the rest of the crew because they were BETTER than the rest of the crew. These guys are not heroes. They only cared about themselves, ”she wrote.
No charges were laid; An investigation is underway. Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said 500 rounds – a mix of blank bullets, dummy bullets and suspected live bullets – were found during the search for the “Rust” set.
Baldwin called it a “tragic accident” and also rebuffed claims the production had problems during a roadside commentary to the Vermont media.
“We were a very, very well oiled crew making a movie together and then this horrible event happened,” he said in a statement. video distributed by TMZ. “Like I said, we are anxiously awaiting the sheriff’s department to tell us what their investigation has yielded.”
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