‘Rust’ star speaks up after fatal Alec Baldwin shooting on set
SANTA FE, N.M.– A “Rust” star stated Friday he wished “precautions” had actually been handled set that might’ve avoided Alec Baldwin’s tragic misfiring of a prop gun that left the movie’s cinematographer dead.
” It’s generally, it’s a terrible embarassment, I want preventative measures would’ve been taken so that it didn’t happen,” John C. Ashton, who had a minor function in the movie, informed The Post beyond the Gold Mine Creek Ranch where the movie set lay.
” But I don’t know just what did happen, the constable will inform, you know, so I can’t state, so I haven’t actually believed about it all that much because I don’t have much to go on.”
On Thursday afternoon, Baldwin was handed a prop weapon loaded with live rounds but was told it was safe minutes prior to he fired, eliminating cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and hurting the film’s director, Joel Souza.
Ashton believed a lot of his fellow cast and crew will probably be speaking to therapists after the on-set disaster.
The 74-year old star, who previously had a small part in “Breaking Bad,” was slated to play a frontier “postmaster at a desolate station” in the western and was driving to Santa Fe, New Mexico, from his home in Denver when he got the news the shoot had been canceled.