'Rust' actor describes ‘life-threatening’ shootout scene before fatal accident involving Alec Baldwin


An actor who was in a different scene involving firearms on the set of the movie "Rust" is speaking out about his "life-threatening" experience.

Several members of the cast and crew are speaking out following the accidental shooting in which Alec Baldwin discharged a gun on the set that he believed to be unloaded. The incident left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and director Joel Souza wounded.

New Mexico-based actor Ian A. Hudson spoke to TMZ about his experience shooting a previous scene that involved guns. Hudson played an outlaw who is eventually gunned down. While filming his death scene, the actor explained that he noticed a lot of things that he believed were unsafe when it came to handling the firearms and making sure the cast and crew were clear of any danger.

Hudson noted that there were cameras and crew positioned behind him on the set in the direction of real guns that were loaded with blanks were being fired. While he was in the scene and thus directly in the line of fire, he said they were protected by shields.

"That made me question me being in front of the camera and in between all of that fire," he told the outlet. "When the rounds were released — when they shot at me — I actually did feel the blanks hitting my face and my body, and I could feel the wind from the shotgun being discharged."

The actor said that he remembers feeling like there was a sense of danger on the set given all the munitions being discharged, regardless of whether or not they were blanks.

"It was heavy. It was strong," he said. "I would talk to my fellow cast members afterward and we all agreed how intense that was and how scary and real that was."

Rust Movie Productions did not immediately reply to Fox News' request for comment.

Since the accidental shooting resulted in a crew member’s death, many have likened it to the shockingly similar 1993 incident on the set of the movie "The Crow" that left actor Brandon Lee dead. Hudson noted that the cast discussed that very incident prior to Hutchins' death.

"That conversation came up a couple of times," Hudson told TMZ. "We're doing this the same way they did it then, 30 years ago. You’ve go... (Read more)

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