Alec Baldwin Calls Halyna Hutchins His “Friend” in First On-Camera Comments About Her Death

“We were a very, very, you know, well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened,” he said. “Now, I’ve been told multiple times, ‘Don’t make any comments about the ongoing investigation, and I can’t. I can’t. I can’t.”

In a previous statement, Alec called the shooting a “tragic accident.” Halyna was survived by her husband, Matthew Hutchins, and their 9-year-old son, Andros. After her death, the actor was photographed walking with the two.

On Saturday, one of the members of the paparazzi asked the actor about his recent meeting with “her family.” The journalist said he forgot her name. Hilaria commented, “Halyna! Her name is Halyna! If you’re spending this much time waiting for us, you should know her name. Her name is Halyna.”

“You don’t know her name? Come on,” Alec said. “Halyna Hutchins. I met with her husband, Matthew, and her son, yes, that’s right.”

After he began to talk further about Halyna’s family, Hilaria interrupted, saying to the paparazzi, “You guys, you know what, no details.” Alec told her he would answer the question.