Actor Alec Baldwin was shocked after fatally shooting two crew members on the set of his latest movie “Rust”. Baldwin asked repeatedly why he was given a "hot gun," according to a new report.
The Hollywood movie star broke down in tears as he was questioned by Santa Fe authorities following the tragic mishap on the set of Rust, a western he was producing and starring in, Showbiz 411 reported.
“In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,” Baldwin repeatedly said following the accident.
As a consequence of the shooting, director of photography Halyna Hutchins, was pronounced dead and the director of the film Joel Souza was injured.
But apparently, the working conditions on the set were not good.
Hours before the terrible accident, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest working conditions.
The camera operators and their assistants were frustrated by the conditions surrounding the low-budget film, including complaints of long hours and pay, according to three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment.
One person from the set said that as the camera crew — members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — spent about an hour assembling their gear at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, several nonunion crew members showed up to replace them.
The shooting occurred about six hours after the union camera crew left.
Baldwin, the film’s star who also served as a producer on the film, was apparently rehearsing a scene outside the church of the Bonzana Creek Ranch set, according to two knowledgeable people.