The 63-year-old actor has been the subject of headlines for days since he discharged a firearm – he was told was cold or “unloaded” – on the set of his upcoming film “Rust,” resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. An investigation into the New Mexico accident has begun, but no charges have yet been brought. Director Joel Souza suffered injuries but was released shortly after.
Not long after the shooting on Thursday, Ireland, 26, took to Instagram to share well wishes for Souza, Hutchins’ loved ones and noting that she was “wishing I could hug my dad extra tight today. “
Ireland Baldwin once again spoke out to support her father Alec Baldwin, after he fired a gun – which he was informed was either cold or unloaded – while filming the movie “Rust.”
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On Wednesday, she continued to support her old man, taking to Instagram to praise a fan for sharing a positive memory of her father amid the ongoing investigation.
” Among the most hateful and threatening emails, texts messages and voicemails that I have been receiving…this beautiful comment stands alone,” she wrote. She also included a photo of a supportive comment made by a follower on an earlier post.
Ireland added: “I know my dad, you simply don’t. You are my Dad. “
Baldwin was filming scenes for the movie when the gun was fired and Halyna Hutchins was killed by the projectile.
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In their comment re-shared by Ireland, the fan recalled working on the film “Thomas and the Magic Railroad,” which saw Baldwin star as Mr. Conductor in the film Thomas The Tank Engine, a movie about a popular child’s character.
” I’d written up some very funny celebrity riders back in my time, but not your fathers,” they said. Riders can be requests made by a performer to ensure that they are performing.
“He only wanted to make sure he had milk and cereal in his hotel room for when his daughter was visiting,” the commenter continued. That was all. This was it. That was the best thing I ever saw. “
Assistant director Dave Halls handed Alec Baldwin the gun, believing there wasn’t any ammunition.
The movie was filmed over the course of several months in 1999 just before Ireland turned four. At the time, Baldwin was married to Ireland’s mother, Kim Basinger.
Questions of who is to blame for the shooting incident have floated since the firearm was discharged on Thursday. Although no charges have been filed yet, some believe that the actor could be sued.