Rust gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed fears ‘she’ll never work again’ after cinematographer shot on set with propeller pistol
The rookie gunsmith overseeing Alec Baldwin’s film Rust is distraught and fears he may no longer work in the film industry after the star actor accidentally shoots cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, reveals The Sun.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who has been described by former colleagues as “green and inexperienced”, believes her career in the film industry may be over after the onset of the tragedy.
THE NIGHTMARE OF THE QUARRY IN HOLLYWOOD
“Hannah is heartbroken and knows she will probably not be working in the movie industry anymore,” a source close to the 24-year-old’s family exclusively told The Sun.
The source expressed how downcast Gutierrez-Reed feels after it was alleged that the film’s arsenal crew outfitted the actor with an FD Pietta Colt .45 revolver loaded with a live bullet who killed Hutchins and injured Western filmmaker Joel Souza.
âShe is upset,â the source said, adding that the incident could crush her chances of launching a career in Hollywood.
“This job was her way out of this town [Bullhead City, Arizona]. “
The young gunsmith fears that her career prospects are bleak.
“She is very worried that no one is hiring after this and she will have to find a new job,” the source said.
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Meanwhile, Gutierrez-Reed kept a low profile and retained the services of a lawyer.
“Her family is supporting her and helping her find a good lawyer – they think she is going to need one,” another source told The Sun.
Gutierrez-Reed’s friends also told The Sun that she had “gone black” and was “not ready to talk” about the tragic incident in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the aftermath. – midday of October 21, when she had closed all her social networks. accounts.
One of them said: âA mutual friend reached out her hand and said she wasn’t ready to talk, and naturally we don’t know what happened and who was careless. It is unfair to make assumptions. “
Speaking on Voice of the West, she said: “It was a really bad way ** to start a really long and cool career, I hope. I just finished working on The Old Way with Nicolas Cage, his very first Westerner.
âIt was also my first time becoming a chief gunsmith. You know, I was very nervous at first, and I almost didn’t take the job because I wasn’t sure I was ready, but , doing it, like, it went really well. “
She had previously served as chief gunsmith on The Old Way with Nicolas Cage, her first western, and worked at the Yellowstone Film Ranch in Montana.
Gutierrez-Reed, the daughter of longtime film industry gunsmith Thell Reed.
HALYNA’S FATHER: “DON’T BLAME BALDWIN”
Halyna’s dad refuses to blame Baldwin for his daughter’s untimely death – and instead blamed the movie armory crew over the prop tragedy in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Anatoly Androsovych said The Sun Halyna’s young son was “severely affected” by his death, adding that her husband Matthew would decide whether or not to take legal action.
The same Colt pistol that Baldwin accidentally fired that killed Halyna, 42, was reportedly used for target practice hours before the cinematographer died.
An anonymous insider with knowledge of the New Mexico film set is said to have seen some of the cast shoot guns – including the one that killed Hutchins – to go “plinker” to kill time, according to The Wrap.
The report alleged that the guns were fired to shoot tin cans.
Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies called the allegations “unconfirmed” in an interview with The New York Times.
The shooting took place hours later and Halyna died of her injuries in hospital.
DA: “LEGIT GUN”
According to an affidavit signed by Joel Cano of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Warden Dave Halls picked up one of the guns that was on a cart and shouted “cold gun”.
The term “cold firearm” means that the weapon does not contain live ammunition and is safe to handle.
It comes as investigators discovered an “alarming” amount of weapons, including three revolvers, used cartridge cases and ammunition as they searched the film set.
The items were stored in boxes, a fanny pack or left out, according to an inventory released Monday.
Tests are already underway to determine whether the lead projectile recovered from the shoulder of 48-year-old director Joel Souza was fired from Baldwin’s long Colt revolver.
He also specified that a “lead projectile” had been recovered from the shoulder of the injured director JoÃ«l Souza and handed over as evidence.
“I think the facts are clear – a gun has been handed to Mr. Baldwin.
“The weapon is functional and fired with live ammunition killing Ms. Hutchins and injuring Mr. Souza,” he said of the fatal shooting.
Two other firearms confiscated as evidence include a single-action revolver which may have been modified and a plastic propeller pistol which has been described as a revolver.
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza told reporters that of the 600 pieces of evidence, there were 500 rounds on the set of Rust.
They include a combination of blanks, dummy balls and live balls.
The sheriff declined to comment on how the shells managed to be found physically.
Carmack-Altwies said: “There was a huge amount of balls on this board, and we have to find out what type it was.”
She said the term “propeller pistol” could give the misleading impression that the weapon was not real.
âIt was a legitimate weapon,â she said. “It was an appropriate weapon in ancient times.”
“EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE”
The prosecutor also revealed that she was not ruling out laying criminal charges, saying: “Everything at this point, including the criminal charges, is on the table.”
The cops are still questioning the people who were on the set when the accident last week.
Carmack-Altwies said: “It will probably be weeks or even months of follow-up investigation that we will need to get to the point of charge.”
Bill Davis, a 21-year police officer who has worked extensively as a master gunsmith, told The Sun that manslaughter charges could be on the table for both gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and deputy director David Halls.
âThere’s a lot of neglect and stuff to be done here. Heads are going to fall,â said Davis, who has worked on more than 300 movies and TV shows, including SAW.
“I don’t want to see anyone get in trouble, but if I was still a police officer or a judge, then I would lay criminal charges.”
Davis added: “First of all, I will guarantee that Alec Baldwin will never serve 10 minutes in jail, ever.
“But he was a producer on that show, so the producers are financially responsible. Ultimately, it’s the people who will be sued.”
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