Matt Hutchins, the husband of the late cinematographer who was tragically killed on Rust film set in October 2021, has now appeared in his first sit-down interview to address the devastating incident.
Halyna, 42, was working on the Western film as the Director of Photography when she was accidentally shot and killed by a prop gun held by the film's star actor Alec Baldwin.
"The idea that the person holding the gun and causing it to discharge is not responsible is absurd to me," Matt said in the interview, while also noting that there were other lapses in safety protocols on the film set.
"Gun safety was not the only problem on that set. There were a number of industry standards that were not practiced and there's multiple responsible parties," he continued.
Matt has since lodged a lawsuit against Alec and multiple producers on the film's set, as well as assistant director David Halls and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who are both believed to have handled the firearm that day.
"Watching him I just felt so angry," Matt — who also shared a 9-year-old son with Halyna — told Hoda in the interview. "I was just so angry to see him talk about her death so publicly in such a detailed way and then to not accept any responsibility after having just described killing her."
The full interview with Matt and Hoda will air on TODAY on Thursday, February 24.