Alec Baldwin is still having a hard time dealing with Halyna Hutchins' death, speaking about it on camera for the first time. On Wednesday, a video clip from the upcoming Good Morning America interview special Alec Baldwin: Unscripted was released, which saw Baldwin get visibly emotional while sharing his recollection of events.
Baldwin claims he "didn't pull the trigger" in fatal accident
Baldwin was filming his new movie Rust back in October when he is said to have fired a prop gun that shot and killed cinematographer Hutchins. Now, he claims that the gun going off was not something he is directly responsible for. During the sit-down interview for GMA, Baldwin told reporter George Stephanopoulos that he "didn't pull the trigger," affirming that he "would never point a gun at anyone" under any circumstances.
The actor, who was recently sued for the incident, also questioned why there was real ammunition in the gun instead of a blank. He said that the real bullet found inside the firearm "wasn't even supposed to be on the property," indicating that he was unsure of who put it there or what the circumstances were that caused it to end up on set. While tearing up in front of Stephanopoulos, Baldwin said he asks himself if he could have done something differently.
Baldwin's wife Hilaria addressed the tragic incident on social media not long after it happened. And last month, his brother Daniel spoke out about it, expressing his belief that the media has made Alec "a target" for the blame. The special interview is set to be televised on Thursday, December 2, and will be able to stream on Hulu following its initial airing.