Joe Manganiello worked with cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a past project, and he remembered her in an emotional tribute following her accidental death on Oct. 21.
“She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person,” Joe said about Halyna. “She had such an eye and a visual style, she was the kind of cinematographer that you wanted to see succeed because you wanted to see what she could pull off next. She was a fantastic person. There was no amount of pressure she couldn’t handle. She was a great collaborator and an ally to anyone in front of her camera.”
Joe went on to say that “everyone who knew” Halyna “was rooting for her.” He also expressed disbelief at how the tragedy occurred, writing, “I can’t believe that this could happen in this day and age… gunfire from a prop gun could kill a crew member?”
He continued, “This is a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to her family and especially to her son. I am so sad today for everyone who knew her and worked with her…” Paul Scheer, who also starred in Archenemy and worked with Halyna, commented three heart emojis under Joe’s post.
Alec Baldwin “discharged” a prop gun on his latest movie set, killing one crew member and injuring the director, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. Police said the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, and the film’s director, Joel Souza, were shot when Baldwin “discharged” a prop firearm on the set of Rust on Thursday, Oct. 21.
Hutchins, 42, was transported to Albuquerque, New Mexico’s University of New Mexico Hospital via helicopter shortly after the occurrence, where she died. Souza, also 42, underwent treatment for his injuries at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical facility, where he was brought via ambulance.