After a three-and-a-half month hiatus from acting since the horrific "Rust" shooting, which claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, actor Alec Baldwin has returned to work.
Baldwin has taken this break from acting to document his journey through the UK. On Monday, he revealed in a video what it's really like starting acting again.
"I said I would keep a little diary while I was traveling and working. We had our first day today which is always tricky. I don't work as much as I used to and I've said this before maybe, but you go to work, and you forget what you're supposed to do. I just was like, oh, God what do you do? What is acting or any of this nonsense that I've ended up doing? It's strange to go back to work. I haven't worked since October 21st of last year when this horrible thing happened on the set of this film, and the accidental death of our cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.”
Baldwin said that he's still in disbelief about the shooting that took place on the set.
"I may still even find that hard to say. I went back to work today for the first time in three and a half months and movies are nearly always the same.”
Now 63, he expressed that he's feeling like one of the oldest people on the new set.
"Everybody's young compared to me, especially an independent film where there are good people. There are very good people but everybody's chasing all the good people and a lot of the best ones get gobbled up by projects that have more money.”
Baldwin, has not yet disclosed the project he's currently working on, but has given hints that he's working on an independent film with a "very limited budget."
"Everybody's young and they work hard. The crew of movies are hardworking people. On their feet all day in an unheated building all day, I might add. The building had no heat and it was a tricky day to try to get everything done. Many, many independent films now can get tricky in terms of getting them done. The amount of work you have and the time you have are definitely not in sync.”
Baldwin again reiterated that it was his first day of acting since Hutchins' death, calling it an "interesting" experience to return to his work. Prior to his return to work, an emotional video got posted by Baldwin on his social media platform saying how difficult it was to leave his kids for work.
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