Joe Manganiello is speaking with an emotional tribute to cinematographer Halyana Hutchins, who was tragically killed at the age of 42 after an accident on the set of Rust.
The 44-year-old actor worked with Halina in the independent superhero film Archenemy, which released last year.
In addition to starring in the lead role, Joe produced the film. Archenemy is currently streaming for free on AMC+ and you can rent your movies from anywhere.
Halina was killed on Thursday (October 21) after an accidental discharge from a prop gun being handled by Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust.
Joe wrote on Instagram, “I woke up to the messages and read the news and I am in shock.”
“I was so lucky to have had @halynahutchins as my DP on Archenemy. She was an absolutely incredible talent and a great person. She had such an eye and a visual style, she was the kind of cinematographer that you wanted to see succeed because you wanted to she what she could pull off next… and she was a fantastic person. There was no amount of pressure she couldn’t handle. She was a great collaborator and an ally to anyone in front of her camera. Everyone who knew her was rooting for her,” Joe said.
He concluded, “I can’t believe that this could happen in this day and age… gunfire from a prop gun could kill a crew member? This is a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to her family and especially to her son. I am so sad today for everyone who knew her and worked with her…”