Actor Jensen Ackles. Leon Bennett/WireImage
Jensen Ackles, actor in "Rust", discussed firearms training days prior to a fatal shooting on-set.
Ackles stated in a video that he was asked to fire "off two rounds" by a prop master on the set.
Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer, was shot to death on Thursday's "Rust” set.
Online has emerged a video of Alec Baldwin's "Rust," co-star Jensen Ackles talking about the firearms training that he received on set days before Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer, was shot to death.
The video has been removed from many sites but is still available on Youtube and TikTok. Ackles describes a brief training session with the armorer, the technical crew member responsible to prop firearms.
According to Deadline, the clip was shot between Oct. 15-17 while Ackles appeared at a Denver fan event for Supernatural.
"They made me pick my gun and they said, "Alright, which gun would you like?" "They had me pick my gun, they were like, 'Alright, what gun would you like?'" Ackles can clearly be seen saying in this view.
He said, "The armorer was like: 'Does your gun experience?' He continued: "The armorer was like, "Do you have gun experience?" I was like, "A little." I was like, "A little."
Ackles also stated that the armorer had said that she would "put some blanks" in the gun. The armorer instructed him to practice his scene by firing "a few rounds" in the distance.
"I walk out and she was like, "Just make sure to pull the hammer all of the way back and aim for your target.' I was like, "All right, I got that," he said.
Authorities have not released any information linking Jensen with the shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film. It is not known if Jensen's armorer, as mentioned in the video, was also associated with Alec Baldwin who fired the prop gun that killed Halyna Hutchins, a 42-year-old cinematographer.
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Multiple reports confirm that the "live rounds" gun Alec Baldwin fired on the set of the movie have been confirmed by multiple sources. According to an affidavit Baldwin was given the gun by an assistant director who stated that it was a "cold gun," according to the New York Times. This refers to a gun without live ammunition.
Insider received a statement from Matthew Hutchins on Friday. He expressed his grief at the death of his wife.
Matthew Hutchins (38), stated that he doesn't believe there are enough words to describe the situation. "I'm not going to be in a position to comment on the facts or the process of the situation we are going through at the moment, but I appreciate everyone being very understanding."
He said, "I think we will need to take a bit more time before we can really encapsulate my daughter's life in a way which is easy to understand."
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