Alec Baldwin has reshared a post on social media from a Rust crew member shutting down speculation about safety concerns on set.
A police investigation is currently underway after the 63-year-old accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during filming in New Mexico last month.
Director Joel Souza also suffered from injuries from the accident.
Santa Fe authorities are currently looking into how the firearm had a suspected live round, despite Baldwin being informed by an assistant director that the gun was safe, according to court documents.
After the shooting, concerns about safety on the set arose while Santa Fe county sheriff also said the weapons were handled with “some complacency.”
Now, Baldwin has addressed those concerns by resharing a post by the film’s costume designer Terese Magpale Davis in which she describes “the story being spun of us being overworked and surrounded by unsafe, chaotic conditions is bullsh*t.”
Posting the screenshots to his Instagram account, Baldwin told his 2.4m followers to “read this.”
She claims that the crew “never worked more than a 12.5 hour shoot day”.
She also defended the producers – Baldwin included – saying they were the “most approachable and warm producers I’ve ever worked with” and that “concerns were heard and addressed.”
“Some of these producers waived their entire fees to make sure we could make this move and pay for things like hotels for everyone who asked.”
The costume designer said they had a union rep and claimed that the production was “given permission” to hire off the union overflow list and that every “non-union” person that was hired was from this list.