Who is Hannah Gutierrez-Reed? Everything You Need to Know About Her Involvement in the case?
On Wednesday, officials released new facts about the tragic shooting on the set of the film “Rust,” including descriptions of the prop gun that Alec Baldwin used in the incident and which ultimately killed cameraman Halyna Hutchins. Gutierrez-Reed was the film’s armorer and was responsible for all weaponry on set, despite the fact that she has been called “inexperienced” in several media accounts.
Here is everything you need to know about the 25-year-old armorer.
Who is Hannah Gutierrez-Reed?
Rust was directed by Joel Souza, and its chief armorer was Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. The 25-year-old woman is the daughter of veteran Hollywood arms dealer Thell Reed. Rust marked the second film in which Hannah Gutierrez-Reed served as a head armorer. She is credited as the gunsmith in the film. Hannah was arrested on January 19th, 2023, and charged with two charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Halyna Hutchins’ death.
In what way did Hannah involve in Halyna Hutchins’ untimely demise?
Alec Baldwin’s fake gun, which turned out to be loaded with real bullets, accidentally went off on October 21, 2021, killing Halyna Hutchins, 42. Baldwin insisted he did not fire the gun that injured director Joel Souza and others. The 25-year-old debut came on the set of the recently completed Nicolas Cage film ‘The Old Way’. In addition, Gutierrez-Reed revealed on the podcast that she almost passed up the opportunity to work there because she lacked confidence in her abilities.
Afterward, Gutierrez-Reed revealed that she had been nervous about loading blanks into firearms on set at first. “I don’t know anything about it, so I was really nervous about loading blanks,” she added. The ‘The Old Way’ cast has spoken out against Gutierrez-Reed. Even after a week had passed since the event, Gutierrez-Reed has not made any sort of statement to the media. The Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed has spoken out following the revelation that she and Alec Baldwin would be indicted on two counts of involuntary manslaughter for Halyna Hutchins’ death on set in October 2021.
Lawyers for Gutierrez-Reed, Jason Bowles and Todd J. Bullion, released the following statement on Thursday: “In the aftermath of this terrible catastrophe, Hannah has been, and continues to be, very sensitive and sad. On the other hand, she did not engage in willful murder.” They went on to say that the allegations were fabricated due to a sloppy investigation and a lack of attention to detail. According to us, the jury will find Hannah not guilty because “the complete truth will come to light.”