Alec Baldwin in first red carpet with wife Hilaria since Rust charges dropped

Alec Baldwin, 65, put on a loved-up display with wife Hilaria, 39, as the pair were photographed at the 2023 PEN America Spring Literary Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Thursday.

The appearance marks their first red carpet since all charges were dropped against Alec for accidentally shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.

In photos of the event, Alec could be seen kissing his other half, who looked phenomenal in a floor-length black dress with a tiered feather fringe.

The Hollywood star looked dapper in a black suit and bowtie while wrapping his arm around Hilaria’s waist before giving her a kiss on the head.

Last month, Alec got back to work on Rust following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by a gunshot on the New Mexico set in 2021.

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Producers confirmed filming of the movie has resumed in the US state of Montana and is expected to wrap at the end of May.

Representatives said the entire crew was “wholeheartedly dedicated” to realising the vision of the film’s late cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.

Work on the film was halted completely following the death of Hutchins on the New Mexico set in 2021.

Back in April, prosecutors formally dismissed charges of involuntary manslaughter against Baldwin, who had been holding the weapon that killed Hutchins.

Baldwin has since returned to Montana to resume work on the film, on which he is also an executive producer, along with director Joel Souza – who was also injured during the incident.

In a statement, Souza said that though returning to the production was “bittersweet” he was grateful to those involved for helping to “complete what Halyna and I started”.

“My every effort on this film will be devoted to honouring Halyna’s legacy and making her proud,” he said.

“The beauty of Montana surpasses words, and the warm hospitality and kindness extended by everyone I’ve met has been both humbling and inspiring. It is a privilege to work alongside such great partners as we see this through on Halyna’s behalf.”

Melina Spadone, the lawyer for Rust Movie Productions, said: “Our dedicated cast and crew resumed principal photography this week, and we anticipate completion by the end of May.

“The production will continue to utilise union crew members and will bar any use of working weapons and any form of ammunition. Live ammunition is – and always was – prohibited on set. Each and every one of us is wholeheartedly dedicated to realising Halyna’s vision and paying tribute to her artistry.”

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