Hannah Gutierrez quit modeling after trying one gig at being an armorer with her dad
Award-winning cinematographer Halyna Hutchins lost her life after Alec Baldwin unloaded a "prop gun" on the set of 'Rust' while preparing for a scene in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An inconsolable Baldwin was seen hugging Hutchins's widower Matt and Halyna's 9-year-old son. The victim's father Anatoly Androsovych spoke about the incident and mentioned he does not hold the actor responsible but mentioned it was the fault of the team that was handling the guns on sets. Reports have emerged stating that the movie's head armorer Hannah Gutierrez was an aspiring model and it took her one interaction with her dad, trying out what it's like to be an armorer, after which she decided she wanted to switch careers.
According to reports,Gutierrez brought the gun with which Hutchins was shot. She kept it on the wooden structure near the set where a scene was being enacted. Assistant director Dave Halls picked up the gun and brought it to Baldwin saying it was safe for use. Gutierrez is the daughter of veteran armorer Thell Reed. In September, Gutierrez did a podcast interview and she has come under the scanner for the comments she made.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that they were trying to establish contact with her which wasn't successful and it is not known where Gutierrez is at the moment. Investigating authorities probing the incident haven't named her as a person of interest and MEAWW has observed she is lying low at the moment. Her Instagram account with the handle '@no_son_of_a_gun' was deleted following the tragic incident and it's not immediately clear as to when the page went out of existence. According to social media reports, she has also deleted her Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok accounts.
Hannah Gutierrez says she figured out job on her own
Appearing on the 'Voices of the West' podcast, Gutierrez spoke about landing the "pretty sweet gig" with her first movie as head armorer in August. "I think the best part about my job is just showing people who are normally kind of freaked out by guns how safe they can be and how they're not really problematic unless put in the wrong hands," she said. Gutierrez said growing up her dad gave her some direction but she "figured out" most of the job requirements on her own.
Gutierrez also said she was an aspiring actor or she wanted to be a director of photography. However, she decided to be an armorer after she "tried it with dad one time and realized I had a natural knack for it," calling it a "pretty sweet gig." The rookie armorer said, "Every movie I'm learning new and new things -- it's all very quick," while stressing that she's "still learning." Gutierrez had also admitted she was "really nervous" before taking up her first job as head armorer on Nicolas Cage's 'The Old Way' in August, that she "almost didn't take the job because I wasn't sure if I was ready."