Production on the troubled film was stalled in October 2021, when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on set. Director Joel Souza was hospitalized as a result of the incident, but covered and returned to finish the film.
Now it looks like the film is just about ready to enter post-production as actors finish up their final scenes. It looks like the 65-year-old actor isn’t planning on being called back for any reshoots, as he already went ahead and shaved his beard!
Alec Baldwin Shaves His Beard, Shares More Photos From Last Day On ‘Rust’
On Tuesday, the “30 Rock” actor shared several photos and videos from his last days filming “Rust” in Montana. In one Instagram post, the “Supercell” actor shared a photo of him lying back on his hotel bed, snapping a selfie to show off his clean-shaven face. “God, it felt good to shave off that beard…” he wrote in the caption.
“10 years younger,” one fan commented. “Much more handsome without the beard!” another follower gushed. “Peace! Calm! Home! La Familia! Ohhhmmmm!” a third fan exclaimed. “Looking great. Hilaria will be happy too,” another follower chimed in. “Handsome with or without!” another fan shared.
Baldwin Celebrates The End Of Filming ‘Rust’ With Patrick Scott McDermott
In another photo, the “Beetlejuice” actor can be seen celebrating the end of filming alongside his “Rust” costar, Patrick Scott McDermott. Both are dressed in their period Western attire, although Patrick is holding a modern-day water bottle in one hand. “Last day on the set of RUST with this guy. A very talented actor and a lovely young man with a bright future ahead. My love to you, @patrickscottmcdermott,” Alec wrote in the caption. In the comments, Patrick replied, “Love you Alec.”
Fans had mixed reactions to the end of filming. “Glad that you guys finished it. Lessons learned for the whole industry (hopefully). RIP Halyna,” one fan commented. “When I see this post, I’m thinking of the son of Halyna. If he is also having a bright future ahead?” another follower asked.
“It was a tragic accident ffs… I’m sure he lives with the image of that day, every moment & each day of his life. To the haters & judges out there, leave the man alone,” a third fan chimed in. “So very happy you were able to finish,” another follower wrote. “Alec, I’m looking forward to seeing the film and this new young actor’s performance!” another fan shared.
Baldwin Is Celebrating The End Of Filming ‘Rust’ In Montana
A few days ago, in another Instagram post, Baldwin posed for a photo in his “Rust” costume alongside child actor Easton Malcolm and his mother. “Saying goodbye to my co-star EASTON MALCOLM wasn’t easy. Thanks, Brett, for sharing him with us. We love you, Easton,” he wrote in the caption.
Easton’s mother, Brett Ashley McMillan, commented, “Thank you, Alec. When Easton said to you, ‘You have my heart,’ I melted. Your kindness and sincerity to take care of my son while he filmed with you, will never be forgotten. You are a wonderful man and my Easton Malcolm adores you! Please come back and visit your new family in Montana!”
On May 1, the actor shared a photo of him pointing to Easton, who is dressed in his Western “Rust” costume. Easton is pushing his bangs up out of his face to look like spikey bangs. “With Easton Malcolm. The next Brad Pitt. I kid you not,” Alec wrote in the caption. Some fans mistakenly believed that the actor was one of Alec’s own children.
The actor married Hilaria Baldwin in 2012 and welcomed their first child the following year. The couple now shares Carmen, 9, Rafael, 7, Leonardo, 6, Romeo, 4, Eduardo, 2, Lucia, 2, and Ilaria, 7 months. Baldwin also shares a 27-year-old daughter, model Ireland Baldwin, with his ex-wife, “Batman” actress Kim Basinger.
It seems likely that, now that filming is done, Baldwin is going to be heading home to spend time with his family before his next project. The actor had previously traveled back home earlier this month to celebrate his son’s birthday in New York, despite his busy filming schedule.
No release date for “Rust” has been announced.