Embattled actor Alec Baldwin, current under investigation for his role in the on-set New Mexico shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, reached out to supporters last week, saying that he is “just trying to move forward with [his] life,” in a possible acknowledgment that his days in show business may be effectively over.
As Fox News reported, Baldwin posted a lengthy video message on Instagram to express gratitude for those who have offered encouragement over the past few months.
The actor and well-known liberal began by saying, “I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all those people who sent me such kind words and best wishes and strength and hope and prayers and so forth.”
Baldwin went on to declare, “I’m looking forward to some aspects of this being behind me, of course for everyone who’s involved in this it’s never going to be behind us because someone died so tragically,” but added, “the only thing I care about is my wife and kids…I’m just trying to move forward with my life and trying to get through a tough time, a really tough time.” WATCH:
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Never one to miss an opportunity to virtue signal, Baldwin made sure to urge those watching to “be safe, wear a mask, get the booster,” an apparent reference to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases many have attributed to the emergence of the Omicron variant in the United States.
Though Baldwin may be trying hard to put the horrific episode behind him, investigators looking into the case have made it clear that their efforts are ongoing, a fact made all the more evident by the issuance of a search warrant for the actor’s cell phone earlier this month.
Baldwin stunned viewers and legal experts by sitting down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulous recently to detail his recollections of the fatal day in October when Hutchins was hit by a bullet discharged from the gun he was holding, an interview in which he denied pulling the trigger and said he harbors no guilt over the incident.
Despite Baldwin’s declarations of innocence, Sante Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies stated soon after that nobody who was present on the film set on that deadly October day has yet been cleared of responsibility, and whether the outspoken star of television and movies will ultimately walk away from this tragedy legally unscathed and be able to resume his career, only time will tell.