Ireland Baldwin loves, supports, and more importantly, knows her dad, Alec Baldwin.
Alec accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust. And this past Wednesday, Ireland, 26, shared a “beautiful comment” she received, about her dad on Instagram.
“Amongst some of the most abhorrent and threatening comments, emails, text messages, and voicemails I’ve been getting… this beautiful comment stands alone,” Ireland wrote on Instagram alongside a screengrab of the fan message.
“I know my dad, you simply don’t. I love you, Dad ❤️.”
The commenter shared a story about their experience working with Alec, 63, on 2000 film Thomas and the Magic Railroad.
They wrote: “So about a million years ago I was working in the production office in Toronto of the company that was making the Thomas the Tank Engine movie that [Alec] did. I’d dealt with typing up some pretty goofy celebrity riders in my day but NOT your dads.”
“He only wanted to make sure he had milk and cereal in his hotel room for when his daughter was visiting. That was it. That was the whole rider. I’ll always remember that,” the fan added.
On Oct. 21 Alec accidentally fired a prop gun while filming the western Rust, striking and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a live bullet and injuring director Joel Souza.
According to an affidavit, Alec had been practicing drawing the gun while rehearsing for a scene when the weapon went off.
The bullet fatally struck Hutchins before hitting Souza, said Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Juan Rios according to a preliminary investigation,
Baldwin was told the gun was “cold,” which means there was no live round in it, by assistant director Dave Halls before Halls handed the prop firearm to the actor, according to a search warrant affidavit from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office.
Right after the news broke about the Rust shooting, Ireland made a post in support of her dad while also expressing sympathy for Hutchins, 42, and her friends and family, as well as Souza, 48.
Ireland wrote on her Instagram Story this past Friday. “My love and support go to Halnya [sic] Hutchins’ family and friends. Sending healing thoughts to Joel Souza.”
She added, “And wishing I could hug my dad extra tight today.”
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