Alec Baldwin returns to podcasting duties as he releases first episode of his show since accidental shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust
Alec Baldwin has released the first episode of his podcast Here’s The Thing since the accidental shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month.
The episode was recorded in July 2021 and features guest Marla Frazee, an award-winning children’s book author, illustrator, and ‘true talent’ behind his animated film Boss Baby.
Baldwin posted a clip of the episode to his Instagram account on Tuesday and said they would be ‘tackling serious topics’ such as babies and birthday cake.
Returning to podcast duties: Alec Baldwin has released the first episode of his podcast Here’s The Thing since the accidental shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month; pictured dining at Il Cantinori on Sunday
‘This week, we are releasing an episode of Here’s The Thing that was recorded this July with @marlafrazee, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. She is also the true talent behind Boss Baby, the business-suit-wearing, hard-charging infant who changed my life. In this episode, Marla tackles serious topics such as babies, birthday cake, boxer shorts, boys, and roller coasters,’ Baldwin wrote.
The last time Baldwin released a podcast episode was on October 12 with guest Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The embattled actor has been keeping a low profile after accidentally firing the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust in New Mexico on October 21.
However the actor was spotted back in New York dining with wife Hilaria, weeks after retreating to Vermont following the incident.
‘Listen now’: Baldwin posted a clip of the episode to his Instagram account on Tuesday and said they would be ‘tackling serious topics’ such as babies and birthday cake
Baldwin pictured September 2019 in Beverly Hills
The actor was spotted dining at Il Cantinori in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Sunday with his wife Hilaria Baldwin.
Baldwin looked tired and a bit worse for wear as he talked with his yoga instructor wife at their outdoor table around 9pm, according to onlookers.
‘We were very surprised to see him out because we knew he hasn’t been seen in public [in New York] since the accident,’ an onlooker at the restaurant told DailyMail.com.
Tragedy: Baldwin has been keeping a low profile after accidentally firing the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust in New Mexico on October 21; Hutchins pictured in 2019
‘He looked very rough and not very polished. He seemed very sullen.’
The witness said the couple were not approached during their meal since the restaurant was largely empty.
The outing marks first time the Baldwins have been seen together in New York since retreating to Manchester, Vermont, where they were staying in a hideaway rental with their six children while the investigation in Santa Fe continues.
Baldwin, who had been shooting the upcoming western film in New Mexico, was told the prop gun he was rehearsing with on set was ‘cold’, or safe to use, according to the Santa Fe county sheriff’s office.
The actor was spotted back in New York dining with wife Hilaria on Sunday, weeks after retreating to Vermont following the incident
But tragedy unfolded when he fired the weapon which turned out to be loaded with live rounds, killing Hutchins and injuring film director Joel Souza.
Baldwin released a statement expressing his ‘shock and sadness regarding the 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,’ he said.
‘My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.’
The couple were spotted out in plain sight as they dined outdoors at celebrity hotspot Il Cantinori in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village
According to onlookers, Baldwin looked ‘very rough’ and ‘sullen’ during the outing – which comes on the heels of his accidental on-set shooting that left a cinematographer dead
The Hollywood actor has since urged film and TV productions to hire police officers to monitor weapons and ensure guns used in filming are safe.
Unionized workers had walked off the set hours before the fatal shooting, after they complained about long hours, shoddy conditions and another safety incident days earlier involving ‘two misfires’ of a prop weapon.
Alec has since told reporters he doesn’t think production will resume.
No one has been charged over the fatal accident but Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said ‘no one’ had been ruled out.
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