Alec Baldwin Reportedly Can't Cope With Stress of 'Rust' Trial

The former '30 Rock' star is reportedly feeling the pressure from the impending trial.

Alec Baldwin sounds like he may be sweating heavily ahead of his upcoming Rust manslaughter trial. On the heels of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed's guilty conviction for involuntary manslaughter, receiving the maximum sentence of 18 months, Baldwin is now preparing for his trial in July.

According to The Blast, both deal with the accidental shooting on the set of Rust that injured director Joel Souza and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Gutierrez-Reed was the armorer on the set and was responsible for the firearm that was fired in Baldwin's possession.

Baldwin's charges were initially dropped in April 2023 but a later FBI report concluding the gun couldn't have gone off without the trigger being pulled reopened the case in January. Baldwin has already pleaded not guilty and is reportedly ready for the situation to be finished.

"It continues to be a very stressful situation for Alec and Hilaria. A not guilty verdict for Hannah would have caused less stress," a source reported told PEOPLE. "He still trusts his defense though. They just want the trial over with."

According to Fox News, the prosecution team has added another member to join special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis, appointing Erlinda Johnson for the role. "Whoever handles the firearm has a duty to check it for any live rounds," Johnson said to PEOPLE back in 2021. "[There's] a lot of civil liability here. It's going to be a nightmare..."