Alec Baldwin was extremely worn down in the hours before he accidentally shot two crew members on the set of the film Rust.
On Thursday afternoon, the 63-year-old actor described being tired on social media while filming. He shared a photo of himself posing in front of his trailer in costume.
“Back to in person at the office. Blimey…it’s exhausting,” he captioned the post. A bit later, Alec shared a screenshot of a FaceTime conversation he had with his wife Hilaria.
In the snap, Baldwin had dark bags under his eyes and looked out of it. It’s unclear if his exhaustion played a role in the tragic incident on set that killed 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins and injured 48-year-old director Joel Souza.
As Radar previously reported, Baldwin was filming a scene on Thursday which required him to use a pop gun. The actor fired the gun which caused either shrapnel or a bullet to discharge and hit both victims.
Hutchins was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque where she died from her injuries. Souza was hit in the clavicle and is still being treated at the hospital.
Baldwin was photographed after the incident looking distraught while talking on his cell phone. In one shot, the actor is seen bent over on the side of a road.
Sources claim Baldwin shouted, “Why was I handed a hot gun?” after the accident. A rep for the production company came out denying the gun had real ammo in it and claimed they only used blanks.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office confirmed Hutchins and Souza “were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.” Officers questioned Baldwin and other witnesses at the scene.
At the moment, no criminal charges have been filed against Baldwin or anyone connected to the film.
Rust Movie Productions LLC, who is behind the film, said, “The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones,”