Even with an ongoing investigation and a number of civil lawsuits in play, actor Alec Baldwin has apparently put the last few months behind him, as he was recently spotted doing scenes in England for an upcoming movie known as 97 Minutes.
With the horrific shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchinson the Rust movie set, by Baldwin’s hands, fresh on the memory of many and especially those in Hollywood, Fox News reported that Baldwin has seemingly officially made his return back to the movie industry.
The movie, while still in its early stages, is reportedly about a hijacked plane that’s set to crash, with authorities deciding on how to handle the situation.
Hopefully, there are no firearms involved, though it sounds like the type of movie that would have them.
In a Monday Instagram post, shortly after news of his return to the bright lights broke, the actor released a somewhat bizarre statement on his current thoughts.
“I said I would keep a little diary while I was traveling and working,” he said as he laid in bed.
He added: “We had our first day today, which is always tricky. I don’t work as much as I used to, and I’ve said this before maybe, but you go to work, and you forget what you’re supposed to do. I just was like, oh, God what do you do? What is acting or any of this nonsense that I’ve ended up doing?”
“It’s strange to go back to work. I haven’t worked since Oct. 21 of last year when this horrible thing happened on the set of this film, and the accidental death of our cinematographer Halyna Hutchins,” Baldwin continued.
Baldwin, strangely, went on to talk about how “young” everyone on the new set was, adding that like Rust, the movie he’s working on now has a “very limited budget.”
Ongoing civil suit
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a civil suit filed by Mamie Mitchell, who worked on the set of Rust and was only a few feet away from the fatal prop gun blast that killed Hutchins and injured the movie’s director, should be dismissed, according to Baldwin’s thoughts on the matter.
Baldwin and his attorneys argue that Mitchell, and others who’ve filed suit, should focus their energy on worker’s compensation, and not Baldwin’s bank account.
“It is completely illogical for Plaintiff to contend defendant Mr. Baldwin received a prop gun that everyone including Plaintiff and defendant Mr. Baldwin expected to be ‘cold,’ while at the same time stating that Mr. Baldwin’s conduct was intentional in accidentally firing a live round,” the court filing read.