Actor Alec Baldwin has spoken in detail about the fatal incident while filming the western “Rust”. The broadcaster ABC published excerpts from an interview with Baldwin. Baldwin also bursts into tears in it.
HHollywood star Alec Baldwin spoke about the fatal incident during the filming of his western “Rust” in an interview with ABC. The one-hour conversation is to be broadcast on Thursday evening (local time). The station published just under two minutes from the conversation on Wednesday.
Baldwin told presenter George Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger on the firearm, from which a bullet came loose on the film set and fatally hit a camerawoman. “I didn’t pull the trigger,” said Baldwin. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger. Never.”
The camerawoman Halyna Hutchins (42), who was killed in the incident, was loved and admired by everyone, the actor said. He still couldn’t believe that this happened. At that point Baldwin burst into tears.
Baldwin was told the gun would be safe before a bullet hit Hutchins on October 21, according to investigating authorities. It is unclear how the live ammunition got into the weapon. Director Joel Souza was injured in the incident.
When asked how a bullet got onto the set, Baldwin, who was also the producer of the film, replied, “I have no idea. Someone put a sharp bullet into a gun, a bullet that shouldn’t even be on the property. “
The investigators described a “certain complacency” in handling weapons during the filming of “Rust”. They said it was too early to see if charges would be brought. Civil suits against Baldwin have already been filed.