Director Joel Sousa, who was accidentally injured by Alec Baldwin while filming the western “Rust”, is in critical condition. About it informs Hollywood Reporter magazine.
The incident happened during the shooting of the scene. The actor fired a pistol that had to be loaded with blank cartridges.
However, at the time of the shot, a bullet or shrapnel hit two people nearby. They were director Joel Sousa and 42-year-old cameraman Galina Hutchins. Sousa’s collarbone was injured, and Hutchins, in critical condition, was taken to hospital by air ambulance, where she later died of her injuries.
Later, during the investigation, a spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Juan Rios, said that the gunman was Baldwin himself. Santa Fe New Mexican captured the actor after being interrogated at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office.
No charges have been filed against the actor yet. Baldwin himself and the other actors were not injured as a result of the incident. Filming is temporarily suspended.
As writes RIA News, the deceased operator Hutchins is from Ukraine. She graduated from the Department of International Journalism at Kiev University, after which she worked with British documentary filmmakers as an investigative journalist.
In recent years, Hutchins has lived in Los Angeles. Her work as a cinematographer includes Darling (2019), Nemesis (2020) and Blindfire (2020).
In August 2021, actor Jay Pickett, who played in the TV series Dexter, died on the set of another Western, Treasure Valley. The cause of death was a heart attack. The actor felt unwell as he sat astride a horse while waiting for the next scene to be filmed. He died instantly. Pickett was 60 years old.
In July 2019, Irish theater and film actor Karl Shiels, who starred in Batman Begins, fell asleep on set and died. According to a source in the Daily Mail newspaper, before his death, the artist fell asleep several times on the set, but “no one offered him help, everyone just talked about him behind his back,” the source said.
And in November of the same year, while filming in East China, Taiwanese-Canadian actor and supermodel Godfrey Gao died. The producers of the show, which starred Gao, stated that he had passed out. He was hospitalized, after which he died in the hospital. The cause of death was not specified. The artist was 35 years old.
Chinese and American actor Jackie Chan in early 2020 spoke about the deaths that happened to him on the set. According to the star, during his 48-year career, he found himself on the brink of life and death more than 200 times.
Jackie Chan added that his worst case happened in 1986, when he was filming Armor of God. According to the script, his character was supposed to jump from a tree, but a branch broke off under the actor, as a result of which he collapsed to the ground and severely injured his head. It is noted that due to that injury, the artist still walks with a metal plate in his skull.
At the same time, in December 2019, he almost died while filming a scene with a shootout on the set of the movie “Vanguard”. He was stuck under a rock in the sea and could not get out. Chan claims that he did not panic, although he was scared. Colleagues came to the aid of the actor, they pulled him out of the water.
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