Armorer on Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ set once admitted to being ‘nervous’ about abilities


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Armor on the set of the movie “Rust,” which made headlines after a prop gun used by Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyana Hutchins, once cast doubt on his abilities to work on a Hollywood movie set.

Hannah Gutierrez’s name was entered into records related to the fatal shooting in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Friday. According to records, the gun that killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza was one of three that Gutierrez had placed on a car outside the building where a scene in the film was being played.


Armour, who also goes by Hannah Gutierrez-Reid, appeared on the “Voice of the West” podcast last month, where she admitted she was initially reluctant about her abilities.

“I just finished working with Nicolas Cage on ‘The Old Way,’ his first western. It was also my first time in Head Armour. You know, I was really nervous about it at first And I almost didn’t take the job because I wasn’t sure I was ready. But while doing it, it went really smoothly,” He said.

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Gutierrez is the daughter of Hollywood’s well-known armorer Thale Reid. “Dad has been teaching me a little bit about guns since I was 16. But I think we’ve just really gotten more into the stuff over the years,” she said.

“Originally I planned on working with cameras or I also really liked lighting. I wanted to do DP work, but I tried it once with dad and I noticed I had Had a natural knack for growing up around guns, he said when asked about his aspirations in the film industry.

Moments before the fatal shooting, assistant director Dave Hall grabbed a prop gun from the car and brought it inside Baldwin, unaware that it was full of live rounds, a detective wrote in the application.

“Cold gun,” shouted Hall.

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This was not the case as per court records. Instead, when Baldwin pulled the trigger, he killed Hutchins and injured Souza, who was standing behind him.

It is not known how many rounds were fired. Court records state that Gutierrez removed a shell from the gun after the shooting, and that he handed over the weapon to police when police arrived.

Hall did not immediately return phone and email messages to the Associated Press seeking comment. Gutierrez-Reid could not be reached, and messages sent to production companies affiliated with the film were not immediately returned on Friday.

In a 911 call issued Friday, the film’s screenplay supervisor confirmed that it was the film’s “director” and “camerawoman” who were shot and said they did not know whether the gun had a real bullet loaded.

“We’ve got two injuries from a movie gun shot,” she echoed. The caller appears to have become very disappointed, but it is not clear where the frustration was directed.

Baldwin described the murder as a “tragic accident” when he broke his silence on the incident on social media on Friday.

Baldwin wrote on Twitter, “There are no words to express my shock and sadness about the tragic accident that took the lives of our wife, mother and highly admired colleague Helena Hutchins. I am fully cooperating with the police investigation.” I’ve been.” “My heart breaks for her husband, their son and everyone who knew and loved Halina.”

No charges were immediately filed, and sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said Baldwin was allowed to travel.

“He’s a free man,” Rios said.

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