Kim Basinger appeared downcast as she was seen out in Los Angeles following the aftermath of her ex-husband Alec Baldwin accidentally shooting a prop gun on set.
While attempting to keep a low-profile in a grey sweatshirt and matching sweats, the actress, 67, avoided eye contact with cameras and toted a wide-brimmed straw hat.
Her outing comes after the tragic news that the 63-year-old star wounded director Joel Souza, 48, and accidently killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the set of Rust.
Crestfallen: Kim Basinger appeared downcast as she was seen out in Los Angeles following the aftermath of her ex-husband Alec Baldwin accidentally shooting a prop gun on set
On Friday morning, Baldwin, who Basinger divorced in 2002 after nearly nine years of marriage when their daughter Ireland was just seven, tweeted there are ‘no words to convey his shock and sadness’ after the fatal accident.
He is believed to have fired a single round from a prop gun that somehow struck both Hutchins and the movie’s director.
Witnesses cited by Showbiz 411 said the single bullet struck Hutchins in the body, and pierced Souza’s clavicle. Hutchins was airlifted to the hospital but was pronounced dead. Souza was taken to the hospital by ambulance but was released on Thursday evening.
Devastating: Her outing comes after the tragic news that the 63-year-old star wounded director Joel Souza, 48, and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the set of Rust
Down: While attempting to keep a low-profile in a grey sweatshirt and matching sweats, the actress, 67, avoided eye contact with cameras and toted a wide-brimmed straw hat
Baldwin was taken to the sheriff’s department to be questioned. He was released without charge after giving a tearful interview. Afterwards, he was photographed doubled over in shock and grief as he spoke on the phone.
In two tweets on Friday, Baldwin said described the shooting as a ‘tragic accident.
‘There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna,’ he said.
Hutchins’ grieving husband Matthew told DailyMail.com on Friday morning that he had spoken with the actor.
Messy split: While Basinger and Baldwin divorced in 2002, they share one daughter together, Ireland Baldwin, 25
Firstborn: Baldwin pictured with his eldest Ireland, who is one of seven kids; the other six, he shares with wife Hilaria Baldwin
‘I have spoken with Alec Baldwin and he is being very supportive,’ he said.
It remains unconfirmed if it was a live round or a blank that was fired; a prop masters’ union described it on Friday morning as a ‘live round’ and Baldwin was heard asking people around him why he’d been handed a ‘hot gun’.
‘In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,’ he was heard saying.
A spokesman for both the film production and Baldwin said on Thursday night that it was an accident involving a ‘gun loaded with blanks’.
Breaking his silence: On Friday, Baldwin tweeted there are ‘no words to convey his shock and sadness’ after the fatal accident
An accident: He is believed to have fired a single round from a prop gun that somehow struck both Hutchins and the movie’s director
It is common on movie sets for actors to use real guns loaded with blanks or dummy bullets to give a more lifelike effect in shooting. But it remains unclear how a blank could have killed Hutchins, or how a live round accidentally ended up in the gun’s chamber when Baldwin pulled the trigger.
The movie’s prop master – who is ordinarily in charge of the weapons – has not yet been named.
Last month, actor Jensen Ackles told a conference in Denver how he’d been able to ‘choose’ his own gun from the female armorer in a haphazard training session.
Incredibly tragic: Stars like actress Frances Fisher have been paying tribute to Hutchins on social media (on the right)
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department has not given any updates since announcing on Thursday that Baldwin was who fired the gun.
The department said he cooperated with deputies in interviews and was released without charge.
The investigation into what happened is ongoing and more members of the crew are expected to be interviewed throughout the day.
It’s unclear where Baldwin is now. There was no sign of his wife, Hilaria, outside their New York City apartment on Friday but a nanny was pictured loading up their SUV.
Police have disclosed few details about the shooting, saying only that a ‘projectile’ was fired by a ‘prop gun’ and they are investigating.
Prop masters union IATSE 44 told members on Thursday night in an email that a ‘live’ round was fired.
DailyMail.com has also obtained a portion of the 911 call that was placed from the set. In the three-second long clip, a woman can be heard saying: ‘We have two people accidentally shot.’