Hutton first came to the public's attention as the fiance of actor Brandon Lee. The pair were scheluded to wed a week after he completed shooting on The Crow, the film where he died in a tragic on-set failure of gun safety.
In late October 2021 there was another tragic failure of gun safety protocols on the set the Rust, that killed crew-member Haylna Hutchins. Hutton came forward to call for increased efforts at gun safety.
- Andi Ortiz (2021-10-26). "Brandon Lee’s Former Fiancée Backs Ban on Real Guns on Sets After ‘Avoidable Tragedy’ of ‘Rust’". The Wrap. https://www.thewrap.com/brandon-lee-fiancee-rust-shooting-guns-eliza-hutton/. Retrieved 2021-11-01. "'Twenty eight years ago, I was shattered by the shock and grief of losing the love of my life, Brandon Lee, so senselessly. My heart aches again now for Halyna Hutchins’ husband and son, and for all those left in the wake of this avoidable tragedy,' Hutton told People. 'I urge those in positions to make change to consider alternatives to real guns on sets.'"
- "Eliza Hutton Breaks Silence 28 Years After Fiancé Brandon Lee's Death in the Wake of 'Rust' Shooting". Lipstick Alley. 2021-10-26. https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/eliza-hutton-breaks-silence-28-years-after-fianc%C3%A9-brandon-lees-death-in-the-wake-of-rust-shooting.4700502/. Retrieved 2021-11-01. "Brandon died at 28 in a similar accident in March of 1993 on the set of his film The Crow. Hutton, 57, tells PEOPLE that the accident on the New Mexico set of Rust that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza is yet another 'avoidable tragedy.'"