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Alec Baldwin is ‘suffering tremendously’ in the wake of Halyna Hutchins’ death

Alec Baldwin is ‘suffering tremendously’ in the wake of Halyna Hutchins’ death, according to his daughter Ireland Baldwin.

The 64-year-old actor was handling a gun on the set of his movie Rust last October when it went off and fatally shot the cinematographer, and his daughter Ireland Baldwin – who he had with ex-wife Kim Basinger – ‘can’t imagine’ how distressing the situation has been for her dad.

Appearing on Red Table Talk with her mother, Ireland, 26, said: ‘It’s so heartbreaking.

‘It’s so heartbreaking’: Alec Baldwin is ‘suffering tremendously’ in the wake of Halyna Hutchins’ death

‘My dad is suffering tremendously and I love him and I can’t imagine what he feels like and what’s running through his head but the entire situation is just so devastating.’

The tragedy played a part in the manifestation of Ireland’s own anxiety but it also made the 26-year-old model ‘more defensive’ of her famous father.

She added: ‘I was more angry, like at people’s responses … I was in full defense mode.’

Although Ireland never used to be able to talk about her own issues with the former 30 Rock star – who has six younger children with pregnant wife Hilaria – but she thinks he’s ‘gotten way better’ after being ‘forced’ to deal with his own anxiety.

'I was in full defense mode': The tragedy played a part in the manifestation of Ireland's own anxiety but it also made the 26-year-old model 'more defensive' of her famous father

‘I was in full defense mode’: The tragedy played a part in the manifestation of Ireland’s own anxiety but it also made the 26-year-old model ‘more defensive’ of her famous father

'He can't really sympathise as much': Although Ireland never used to be able to talk about her own issues with the former 30 Rock star - who has six younger children with pregnant wife Hilaria - but she thinks he's 'gotten way better' after being 'forced' to deal with his own anxiety

‘He can’t really sympathise as much’: Although Ireland never used to be able to talk about her own issues with the former 30 Rock star – who has six younger children with pregnant wife Hilaria – but she thinks he’s ‘gotten way better’ after being ‘forced’ to deal with his own anxiety

She said: ‘He deals with anxiety greatly, but he’s someone who grew up in a family that would suppress that as well, or tell him he’s weak for feeling that way.

‘There’s things I would go to my father for, but if I ever even tried to have this conversation in any way with him, I don’t think he would be able to really absorb any of it.

‘He can’t really sympathise as much with it, but it’s not his fault, and he’s gotten way better. I mean I think he really suppressed his anxiety like up until pretty recently. He’s really been dealing with things that kind of have been thrown at him. He’s been forced to finally deal with these things.’

'We've had our challenges': Alec's ex-wife Kim Basinger, who was also appearing on the program, opened up about her struggles with the actor

‘We’ve had our challenges’: Alec’s ex-wife Kim Basinger, who was also appearing on the program, opened up about her struggles with the actor

Alec’s ex-wife Kim Basinger, who was also appearing on the program, opened up about her struggles with the actor.

The L.A. Confidential actress, 68, appeared on the show with daughter Ireland, 26, and discussed her ‘heavy-duty, very out loud’ divorce from Alec who she was married to from 1993 until 2002.

The star made is clear that she and Alec didn’t always see ‘eye to eye’ and that ‘he’s a challenge.’

The way they were: Basinger and Baldwin met on the set of the romantic comedy The Marrying Man in 1991, and went on to marry in 1993; Pictured during 1999 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

The way they were: Basinger and Baldwin met on the set of the romantic comedy The Marrying Man in 1991, and went on to marry in 1993; Pictured during 1999 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Host Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, asked Kim whether she was able to communicate with Alec about Ireland’s anxiety issues.

‘Parenting can be difficult, and Ireland having the anxiety issues that she’s had, was that a difficult process with Alec, or were you guys able to kind of see eye to eye on how to handle it?’

‘Eye to eye?’ a bemused Kim asked. ‘No. No, that was not – Alec’s a funny one,’ she laughed. ‘We’re all fine and we all get along, whatever. But he’s been — but he’s a challenge.’

Difficult memories: The L.A. Confidential actress, 68, appeared on the show with daughter Ireland, 26, and discussed her 'heavy-duty, very out loud' divorce from Alec who she was married to from 1993 until 2002

Difficult memories: The L.A. Confidential actress, 68, appeared on the show with daughter Ireland, 26, and discussed her ‘heavy-duty, very out loud’ divorce from Alec who she was married to from 1993 until 2002

‘We’ve had our challenges. And I don’t think Alec was emotionally or mentally available for that kind of talk. Alec, you know, operates in a very different way in his life,’ the 8 Mile star shared.

Earlier this week, a new video emerged of the moment a distraught and confused Alec was told he had accidentally killed Hutchins.

The footage was taken inside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico on October 21, 2021, after Baldwin’s prop gun fired a live round during a rehearsal for a scene.

Tragedy: Baldwin was rehearsing a scene for the movie Rust on October 21, 2021, when he pulled his gun from his costume. It fired and shot Hutchins, 42, in the armpit, fatally wounding her; pictured 2019

Tragedy: Baldwin was rehearsing a scene for the movie Rust on October 21, 2021, when he pulled his gun from his costume. It fired and shot Hutchins, 42, in the armpit, fatally wounding her; pictured 2019

He had just finished telling cops that he didn’t pull the trigger, and was therefore stunned when he saw what looked like a live round fire from his weapon and pierce through director Joel Souza’s shoulder before striking Hutchins in the armpit.

‘I have some unfortunate news. She didn’t make it,’ the investigator told him.

He shot back in his seat, saying: ‘No!’ before asking if he can be excused to phone his wife, Hilaria. Baldwin left the room with his head in his hands. Seconds later, he was photographed in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office, wailing as he spoke to Hilaria.

At the time and even now, six months later, no one knows how a live bullet made its way into Baldwin’s gun.

Baldwin was rehearsing a scene for the movie Rust on October 21, 2021, when he pulled his gun from his costume. It fired and shot Hutchins, 42, in the armpit, fatally wounding her.

The gun fired a live round which had been loaded into what Baldwin thought was an empty gun.

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