Alec Baldwin returns to podcasting duties as he releases first episode since accidental shooting


Alec Baldwin has released the first episode of his podcast Here’s The Thing since the accidental shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month.

The episode was recorded in July 2021 and features guest Marla Frazee, an award-winning children’s book author, illustrator, and ‘true talent’ behind his animated film Boss Baby.

Baldwin posted a clip of the episode to his Instagram account on Tuesday and said they would be ‘tackling serious topics’ such as babies and birthday cake.

Returning to podcast duties: Alec Baldwin has released the first episode of his podcast Here's The Thing since the accidental shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month; Baldwin pictured September 2019 in Beverly Hills

Returning to podcast duties: Alec Baldwin has released the first episode of his podcast Here’s The Thing since the accidental shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last month; Baldwin pictured September 2019 in Beverly Hills

‘This week, we are releasing an episode of Here’s The Thing that was recorded this July with @marlafrazee, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. She is also the true talent behind Boss Baby, the business-suit-wearing, hard-charging infant who changed my life. In this episode, Marla tackles serious topics such as babies, birthday cake, boxer shorts, boys, and roller coasters,’ Baldwin wrote.

The last time Baldwin released a podcast episode was on October 12 with guest Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The embattled actor has been keeping a low profile after accidentally firing the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust in New Mexico on October 21.

However he was spotted dining at Il Cantinori in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village on Sunday with his wife Hilaria Baldwin.

'Listen now': Baldwin posted a clip of the episode to his Instagram account on Tuesday and said they would be 'tackling serious topics' such as babies and birthday cake

‘Listen now’: Baldwin posted a clip of the episode to his Instagram account on Tuesday and said they would be ‘tackling serious topics’ such as babies and birthday cake

Baldwin looked tired and a bit worse for wear as he talked with his yoga instructor wife at their outdoor table around 9pm, according to onlookers.

‘We were very surprised to see him out because we knew he hasn’t been seen in public [in New York] since the accident,’ an onlooker at the restaurant told DailyMail.com.

‘He looked very rough and not very polished. He seemed very sullen.’

The witness said the couple were not approached during their meal since the restaurant was largely empty.

Tragedy: Baldwin has been keeping a low profile after accidentally firing the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust in New Mexico on October 21; Hutchins pictured in 2019

Tragedy: Baldwin has been keeping a low profile after accidentally firing the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust in New Mexico on October 21; Hutchins pictured in 2019

The outing marks first time the Baldwins have been seen together in New York since retreating to Manchester, Vermont, where they were staying in a hideaway rental with their six children while the investigation in Santa Fe continues.

Baldwin, who had been shooting the upcoming western film in New Mexico, was told the prop gun he was rehearsing with on set was ‘cold’, or safe to use, according to the Santa Fe county sheriff’s office.

But tragedy unfolded when he fired the weapon which turned out to be loaded with live rounds, killing Hutchins and injuring film director Joel Souza.

Heartbreak: Baldwin released a statement expressing his 'shock and sadness regarding the accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours'; Baldwin pictured 2019

Heartbreak: Baldwin released a statement expressing his ‘shock and sadness regarding the accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours’; Baldwin pictured 2019

Baldwin released a statement expressing his ‘shock and sadness regarding the accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours.’

‘I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family,’ he said.

‘My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.’

The Hollywood actor has since urged film and TV productions to hire police officers to monitor weapons and ensure guns used in filming are safe.

Unionized workers had walked off the set hours before the fatal shooting, after they complained about long hours, shoddy conditions and another safety incident days earlier involving ‘two misfires’ of a prop weapon.

Alec has since told reporters he doesn’t think production will resume.

No one has been charged over the fatal accident but Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said ‘no one’ had been ruled out.

The Hollywood actor has since urged film and TV productions to hire police officers to monitor weapons and ensure guns used in filming are safe; pictured 2021

The Hollywood actor has since urged film and TV productions to hire police officers to monitor weapons and ensure guns used in filming are safe; pictured 2021

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