Alec Baldwin cries as he insisted he never pulled the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer, Halina hutchins on the set of his new film.
The actor, who allegedly fired the shot from what he believed was a safe “cold gun”, spoke to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, November, 30.
In a clip of the interview since the tragedy in October, Baldwin breaks down in tears while describing Hutchins as someone who was loved and admired by everyone who worked with her.
A clip of the interview posted on Twitter is here:
EXCLUSIVE: Alec Baldwin. The first interview since the fatal accident on the set of the movie ‘Rust’.
— 20/20 (@ABC2020) December 1, 2021
The full interview will air on ABC on Thursday, December 2, at 8pm ET on
When asked whether the script called for him to pull the trigger, Baldwin replied the trigger wasn’t pulled.
Baldwin said, “Well the trigger wasn’t pulled, I did not pull the trigger…”
“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never,” he added.
Stephanopoulos asked why a real bullet was on set, the actor said: “I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in a gun; a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”