Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for November 2 Alec Baldwin is sending a message about the claims of poor working conditions on the set of the movie " Rust ."
Questions of safety on the set of the film have risen since the 63-year-old actor discharged a firearm that he was told was "cold," or unloaded, ultimately resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins .
While some have spoken out to suggest that working conditions were poor, Baldwin shared a message from a reported crew member on the film, backing up claims that working conditions were adequate.
"Read this," Baldwin wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot of a Facebook comment from costume professional Terese Davis.
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"I’m so sick of this narrative. I worked on this movie. The story being spun of us being overworked and surrounded by unsafe, chaotic conditions is bulls—," she said in her message. Alec Baldwin shared a lengthy comment from a ‘Rust’ crew member pushing back against claims of poor working conditions on the set. "We never worked more than a 12.5 hour shoot day. That was once. Most days were under 12," she insisted. "The Day Halyna died we had come off a 12 hour turnaround after an 11 hour shoot day."
She explained that the crew had been released at 6:30 p.m. and "had just had a 56 hour weekend right before that," adding that no one was "too tired" to perform their jobs.
"This is all provable by daily time sheets," she continued. "The camera crew HAD hotels. They just didn’t feel there were fancy enough. NOT that they were unsafe. You can’t tell me that 6 big men felt so unsafe in their hotel but were fine sleeping in their cars in parking lots (which never happened) like they also claimed."
Housing is among the issues rumored to have caused tension between crew members and producers, with some claiming they were promised hotels in Santa Fe near the Bonanza Creek Ranch where the film was shot, but were instead put up in Albuquerque.
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"They were given hotels," she claimed. "Half of them didn’t use them even when the hotels were nicer because we were getting off so early each night."
In a follow-up post, Davis railed against claims that the commute to the provided hotels was long, claiming that crew members were not traveling the full distance between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The shooting took place on the set of the film near Santa Fe. Crew members reportedly complained about the commute, housing and more. (Reuters) "They tried to renegotiate their contracts halfway through the show and hold the producers over a barrel by walking out," she said in reference to a walkout that happened ahead of the shooting. "They literally said they deserved more money and NICER hotels than the rose of the crew because they were BETTER […]