Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, celebrated Halloween with their six children Sunday as they tried to navigate parenting while coping with the very public situation surrounding Halyna Hutchin’s death.
‘Parenting through this has been an intense experience, to say the least,’ Hilaria, 37, wrote on Instagram Sunday.
‘Today, we rallied to give them a holiday. Last min costumes…a little hodge-podge…but they were so happy and that warmed my mama heart.’
The Baldwins have been under intense scrutiny ever since Alec, 63, fired the gun that killed Hutchins, a cinematographer, on the set of his movie ‘Rust’.
The couple’s fun-loving family photos were released hours after a new report revealed that there had been at least three other accidental gun discharges on the set before Hutchins was killed.
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, celebrated Halloween with their six children on Sunday
Hilaria – seen wearing matching costumes with her daughters Carmen (right) and Maria (left) – shared the photos to Instagram with a caption reading: ‘Parenting through this has been an intense experience, to say the least. Today, we rallied to give them a holiday’
Hilaria posted the collection of photos to her Instagram feed on Sunday touting their family’s holiday festivities – despite the negative response she received online Saturday after interrupting her husband several times during a press conference.
The photos show Alec dressed up as a creature from the popular children’s book Where the Wild Things Are.
Hilaria is seen sporting an apparent spider witch costume that matched her daughters Carmen, 8, and Maria Lucia Victoria, 8 months.
The couple also posed Maria and her older brother, Eduardo, 1, in matching brightly-colored workout clothes.
Their three older sons, Rafael, 6, Leonardo, 5, and Romeo, 3, also wore fun costumes although it was not immediately clear what the boys were dressed up as.
Several celebrities commented on the post, expressing their love for the Baldwins and offering support during what Hilaria has described as an ‘intense’ time.
‘Lord!!! I cannot even imagine the chaos! But you two are doing a good job. Giving them a great childhood,’ wrote actor Leslie Jordan.
‘Oh I love everything about this!!!!’ said journalist Joelle Garguilo.
‘Stay strong…’ echoed actor and professional chef David Burtka.
‘Sending you big hugs. They are so lucky to have you,’ Mary Orton Scudellari, entrepreneur, investor and self-proclaimed style enthusiast, added.
The couple posed Maria and her older brother, Eduardo, 1, in matching brightly-colored workout clothes
Maria is seen wearing what appears to be a spider witch costume
Alec (pictured with his wife and kids) dressed up as a creature from the popular children’s book Where the Wild Things Are
Meanwhile, an investigative report published Sunday morning in the Los Angeles Times revealed three accidental weapons discharges that took place prior to Hutchins’ death.
One involved Alec’s stunt double accidentally firing a blank after being told the gun was ‘cold’.
In another instance, a props department worker ‘actually shot herself in the foot’ with a blank.
The Times interviewed several crew members during their investigation.
One alleged that there were several ‘red flags’ throughout the production, citing the fact that there was not an on-site medic present during pre-production.
‘Somebody dropped a countersink bit and it stabbed me in the hand. I had to take care of it myself and I’m still healing from it,’ a production worker shared.
Another claimed that production leaders were more concerned with their budget than the safety on set.
‘It always felt like the budget was more important than crew members,’ Lane Luper, the A-camera first assistant, told the newspaper Saturday.
‘Every thing was about the schedule and the budget.’
An investigative report published Sunday morning revealed three accidental weapons discharges that took place on the Rust set (pictured) prior to Hutchins’ death
One involved Alec’s stunt double accidentally firing a blank after being told the gun was ‘cold’. In another instance, a props department worker ‘actually shot herself in the foot’ with a blank
Halyna Hutchins (pictured) died on October 21 after Alec Baldwin pointed and fired a Colt pistol at her during a scene
Luper, along with several unnamed crew, also claimed that officials did not send out safety bulletins with call sheets once filming began.
Despite the alleged lack of safety concern amongst production leaders, the crew claims Alec prioritized the well-being of his fellow cast and crew.
‘Alec was pretty concerned about safety on set,’ a camera technician said.
‘He wanted to know where I would be standing when he drew his gun,’ echoed another crew member.
‘I told him I was going to be standing in a different place, and he said, ‘Good.’
Hutchins died on October 21 after Alec pointed and fired a Colt pistol at her during a scene.
Alec was handling the vintage gun on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when it accidentally discharged – killing the mom-of-one and wounding director Joel Souza.
A day after the accident, Hilaria was seen leaving the family’s Greenwich Village home.
‘I didn’t know where I was going, I just drove,’ she said. ‘I just drove around and around and around with my kids.’
She settled for Manchester, Vermont, to escape from the media scrutiny. Her husband eventually joined her there.
Alec has remained silent about the situation since issuing a public statement the day after Hutchins’ death in which he indicated that he was cooperating with authorities and offered his condolences to her family.
His silence was also reflected in his social media accounts, until Saturday when he appeared to return to some of his typical online behaviors.
He complimented actor and comedian Mario Cantone’s Halloween costume and retweeted a post about the importance of teachers and educators.
Alec also issued political commentary, responding to a tweet by Kurt Anderson asking his followers for examples of other ‘once-great American institutions misleadingly operating under their old names?’
He replied: ‘The federal government.’
Alec returned to his typical social media behaviors on Saturday after remaining silent online since the day after Hutchins’ death
Alec was with Hilaria, who appeared to be filming the interaction, when the couple pulled over to talk to photographers in Manchester, Vermont.
The couple spoke for roughly four minutes. He said: ‘A woman died. She was my friend.’
‘The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start shooting, I took her to dinner with Joel, the director,’ he said. ‘We were a very, very well oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened.’
Hilaria, who appeared to want to say something to her husband, walked toward him as he talked to reporters, prompting an annoyed Alec to tell her: ‘Excuse me.’
Alec told photographers he had been ‘ordered’ by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office ‘not to talk about the investigation,’ but is ‘eagerly awaiting for the sheriff’s department’ to release their findings.
The actor, who was visibly tense during his exchange with reporters, then asked: ‘What other questions do you have other than that?’
He also claimed he ‘talks to the cops every day’ following the death of the 42-year-old filmmaker.
Alec (right) and his wife, Hilaria, spoke to reporters about the incident for the first time Saturday during an impromptu roadside press conference (pictured)
Hilaria then enters the frame and stands next to her husband while apparently filming the assembled crew of reporters and photographers with her mobile phone.
A reporter then begins to ask Alec whether he met with the family of the late cinematographer, but he forgets Hutchins’ name and fumbles the question, prompting both Alec and Hilaria to express their annoyance.
‘Her name is Halyna,’ Hilaria barked in response.
‘If you’re spending this much time waiting for us, you should know her name,’ Hilaria tells the reporter.
Alec also appeared to grow annoyed at the reporter, asking in astonishment: ‘You don’t know her name? Come on. Halyna Hutchins.’
Alec then continued: ‘I met with her husband, Matthew, and her son. Yeah, that’s right.’
When asked how the meeting went, Alec replied: ‘I wouldn’t know how to characterize it.’
Alec then said that they were ‘mortified’ though before he could finish his sentence, Hilaria interjects.
‘You guys, you guys, you know what? No details,’ Hilaria said.
Alec once again appeared agitated at his wife, telling her: ‘Do me a favor? I’m going to answer the question.’
Hilaria has been branded a desperate attention-seeker by social media users after she interrupted Alec several times during the interview
Alec claimed Hutchins’ death was ‘one in a trillion’ before saying ‘probably billions’ of gunshots have gone off ‘without incident’ on filmsets in America without ‘incident’
When the reporter tells Alec that he believed Hutchins’ widower was ‘very upset,’ the actor replied: ‘The guy is overwhelmed with grief.’
Alec continues: ‘There are incidental accidents on film sets from time to time, but nothing like this. This is a one in a trillion episode. This is a one in a trillion event.’
‘We’re very worried about his family and his kid. As I said, we’re eagerly awaiting for the sheriff’s department to tell us their investigation has yielded.’
Alec, still exasperated, then asks the press corps: ‘What else do you have?’
He addressed several questions about firearms on sets and whether or not Rust would continue production, which he indicated did not appear to be the case.
When asked why he and his family chose to decamp to Vermont, Hilaria once again interjected, saying: ‘It’s private.’
Alec then reached his hand toward his wife’s right shoulder as if to gesture to her that he will be the one doing the talking.
He tells the reporters: ‘That’s personal. That’s private.’
When the reporters have no other questions, Alec then pleaded with them for some privacy.
‘My kids are in the car crying,’ the 30 Rock star said, prompting Hilaria to add: ‘Because you guys are following them and they know.’
Alec then continued: ‘As a courtesy to you, I came out [to talk to you]. I’m not allowed to comment on the investigation.
He concluded his remarks by saying: ‘My point is that – I’m just asking you…we sat down as a courtesy to talk to you, now, please, would you stop following us and leave us alone?’
‘Just go home,’ Hilaria added.
‘We gave you everything we could possibly give you,’ Alec says before walking toward his car.
Hilaria then leaves, walking behind her husband while asking the reporters: ‘Now turn it off.’
Hilaria Baldwin made an emotional post on Instagram, showing her hand intertwined with husband Alec Baldwins and says she has fears he will develop PTSD after he accidentally shot dead cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of ‘Rust’
Twitter users were unsympathetic to Hilaria, saying she’s ‘desperate for attention’ and needs to stop ‘parading her whole family to Starbucks, etc. ‘if’ she wants some privacy’
Hilaria had also shared a heartfelt post on Instagram: ‘I love you and I’m here,’ she captioned a picture of her and her husband’s intertwined hands.
Her apparent attempt at eliciting sympathy backfired online, with numerous social media users calling her out for attention-seeking.
‘This scene with Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin (aka 100% not-Spanish Hillary from Boston who is still using a fake accent) is nuts,’ tweeted @blanket1734.
‘He’s trying to deal with the paps and his wife keeps jumping in, trying to butt in and FILMING because she’s that desperate for attention.’
Added @LexieNorcross: ‘Watching Alec basically tell Hilaria to go away is amazing.
‘The chick needs to learn how to use door dash or Instacart and stop parading her whole family to Starbucks, etc. ‘if’ she wants some privacy – she wants attention it seems like.’
User @rdcarrington said there were ‘two narcissists’ in the picture.
‘She has to involve herself to get some of that attention,’ they tweeted.
Meanwhile, on Friday night, the couple was photographed eating multiple plates of food at the venue in Manchester, Vermont, after it was closed-off to members of the public.
Hilaria was seen comforting her grieving husband, Alec, at a private bar in Manchester, Vermont on Friday night
The two were seen sharing an intimate kiss as the embattled actor faces a criminal investigation into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film ‘Rust’
The couple spent the night on Friday eating, chatting and drinking alone in the bar after spending the day shopping
Hilaria was seen talking on the phone while her husband perused the menu
At one point, the embattled actor appeared distraught – holding his head in his hands
Alec, who overcame alcoholism in 1985 and has been teetotal ever since, was drinking a nonalcoholic IPA beer, while Hilaria ordered a wine. She was seen talking on the phone while her husband perused the menu.
Hilaria hugged and kissed Alec, who at one point clutched the side of his head with one of his hands, and appeared deep in thought while staring down from his bar stool.
The actor is facing a criminal investigation for the fatal shooting of Hutchins.
According to a call sheet obtained by DailyMail.com, Alec was taking part in a mock gunfight inside the church building on the Bonanza Ranch film set when Hutchins was hit.
Co-stars Jensen Ackles, Swen Temmel and Travis Hammer were also in the scene – numbered 121 – alongside Alec’s stunt double Blake Teixeira and stunt coordinator Allan Graf.
Production notes show the Colt pistol was one of several weapons on set at the time but the only one used in 121 and the preceding 118.
The armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, said ‘wasn’t sure if I was ready’ in an interview prior to filming.
She also admitted in the podcast interview that she found loading blanks into a gun to be ‘the scariest’ thing because she did not know how to do it and had sought help from her father, legendary gunsmith Thell Reed, to get over the fear.
First assistant director Dave Halls had grabbed the gun from the cart and brought it inside to Alec, unaware that it was loaded with live rounds.
‘Cold gun!’ shouted Halls before handing the gun to Alec, using the phrase to signal to cast and crew that the gun was safe to fire for the scene, the warrant said.
Alec and Hutchins (circled) are pictured together on the set of Rust, in an image that she uploaded to Instagram two days before
Hutchins was behind the camera while the scene was being filmed on October 21
The crew on Alec’s movie set were already concerned about gun safety before he accidentally shot and killed Hutchins.
The warrant indicated that a single bullet struck Hutchins in the chest, and then struck director Joel Souza in the shoulder as he was standing behind her, injuring him, suggesting the bullet traveled all the way through Hutchins’ body.
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.