As the investigation into the Rust film shoot, which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, proceeds, actor and producer Alec Baldwin is conducting his first on-air interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, and it already appears to be a painful encounter.
In a promotional clip of the interview released Wednesday, the actor breaks down when describing the late cinematographer. Also, in a soundbite that has been used to promote the interview across many outlets, Baldwin is asked by Stephanopoulos why he pointed the gun at Hutchins and pulled the trigger and Baldwin responds by saying, “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.
I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, never.” As previous reports suggested, Baldwin was given the prop gun that he was told was a “cold gun”, meaning there was no ammunition, in this case, what should’ve been dummy rounds, in the gun. It was during a rehearsal that the gun was fired, striking Hutchins and Souza which ultimately led to Souza being wounded and Hutchins sadly losing her life.
You can check out a snippet of the interview below: