Almost six weeks after the death of a camerawoman on a film set, Hollwood actor Alec Baldwin spoke for the first time in an interview: He had “no idea” how the live ammunition found its way into the gun.
In an emotional interview, Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin spoke to ABC about the fatal shot on a film set. Cameraman Halyna Hutchins was loved and admired by everyone, Baldwin said. He still couldn’t believe it happened.
While filming the western “Rust” at a film ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hutchins was fatally injured on October 21 and director Joel Souza was hit in the shoulder. Lead actor and producer Baldwin had been holding the gun during a rehearsal for a scene when the shot was fired.
In the interview excerpt, the 63-year-old assured: “I didn’t pull the trigger.” He would never point a gun at a person and pull the trigger. He had “no idea” how the live ammunition found its way into the weapon. Someone must have loaded the gun with live ammunition. There was no explanation for the killing shot in the almost two-minute video.
The complete one-hour interview with presenter George Stephanopoulos will not be broadcast until Thursday evening (local time). The station released just under two minutes from the conversation on Wednesday in which Baldwin bursts into tears.
The investigation had shown that there was a real bullet in the Colt. The police are currently investigating how this could happen. ABC presenter Stephanopoulos said this was the “most intense” interview in his 20 years with ABC. Baldwin was completely devastated, but he answered all questions very openly. Stephanopoulos said they had talked in detail about the day of shooting and many things surprised him.
A day after the incident, Baldwin had commented on Twitter. “There are no words to express the shock and sadness at the tragic accident that ended the life of Halyna Hutchins – wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” he wrote at the time.