Alec Baldwin says
Alec Baldwin says he didn’t pull the trigger of the prop gun that killed a cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set of Rust. Credits: Instagram @alecbaldwininsta, @halynahutchins

Alec Baldwin says he didn’t pull the trigger of the prop gun that contained a live round that killed a cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set of Rust in a tragic accident that also saw director Joel Souza wounded.

Alec Baldwin says he didn’t pull trigger

Speaking during an interview with ABC‘s George Stephanopoulos about the fatal movie set shooting, Baldwin was asked why he pointed the gun at Hutchins when it wasn’t in the script, he answered that he would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger on them, never.

Baldwin also highlighted that he had no idea how a live bullet got into the Colt.45 revolver, and that someone had put a live bullet that was not even supposed to be on the property, in the gun. He also said that he didn’t pull the trigger, maintaining and reiterating that the trigger wasn’t pulled in the fatal tragedy.

The interview has yet to be broadcast, with excerpts from his interview being released earlier.

Recalls late cinematographer

Alec Baldwin got emotional as he visibly fought back his tears when talking about the victim, Halyna Hutchins. He described her as being someone who was loved, liked, and admired by everyone who worked with her, adding that it doesn’t seem real to him.

Stephanopoulos then asked him if the tragedy was the worst thing that has happened to him, Baldwin replied that it is because he finds himself thinking, what could he have done to avoid this tragedy?

The interview with ABC is Alec Baldwin’s first full interview since the October 21 shooting and is scheduled to air on Thursday.

Recap

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in an accident on the set of the movie Rust where the production crew was filming when Baldwin reportedly discharged a suspected live round from a prop gun during rehearsal.

The shooting saw Halyna Hutchins being killed, and director Joel Souza being sent to the hospital in critical condition.

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