Alec Baldwin has insisted he “didn’t pull the trigger” of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in his first interview about the shooting.
The 42-year-old was tragically killed on the set of Rust in New Mexico back in October, after a prop gun Alec was holding went off during a rehearsal.
In his first televised interview since her death, the 63-year-old broke down in tears as he spoke to George Stephanopoulos about the incident for an ABC News Special.
In a teaser clip of the interview, which will air in the US tonight, Alec said Halyna was “someone who was loved by everyone who worked with her”.
George then asked: “It wasn’t in the script for the trigger to be pulled?”
Alec replied: “Well the trigger wasn’t pulled, I did not pull the trigger… No, no, no, no, no, I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them, never.”
When asked, “how did a real bullet get on that 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.”
EXCLUSIVE: Alec Baldwin. The first interview since the fatal accident on the set of the movie ‘Rust’.
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At the end of the promo clip, George asks Alec: “You said you’re not a victim, but is this the worst thing that’s ever happened to you?”
The emotional 63-year-old responded: “Yes. Because I think back, and I think of ‘what could I have done?'”
Alec’s full interview will air on ABC in the US at 1am Irish time on Friday.