Alec Baldwin: ‘I didn’t pull the trigger’ on ‘Rust’ set – WSVN 7News | Miami news, weather, sports

(CNN) — Alec Baldwin told ABC News he never pulled the trigger of the gun that shot the director of photography. Helena Hutchins On the set “Rust”.

The trigger was not pulled. “I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin said in an excerpt released Wednesday from the sit-down interview — his first since the October shooting.

When asked why he pointed the gun at Hutchins and pulled the trigger when that wasn’t in the script, Baldwin said, “I would never, ever pull a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, never.”

Baldwin also said he had no idea how a live bullet entered the .45 Colt pistol he used on the scene. “Someone fired a shot into the gun, a bullet that shouldn’t have hit the property,” he said.

Emotional Baldwin seems to be fighting back tears when he talks about Hutchins.

“She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with her, who was loved by everyone who worked with her — and admired her,” Baldwin said, adding, “It just doesn’t sound real to me.”

When asked by George Stephanopoulos if shooting was the worst thing that ever happened to him, Baldwin said yes, “because I’m thinking about the past and I think, what could I have done?”

ABC is scheduled to broadcast the interview Thursday evening.

Hutchins was killed and director Joel Sousa injured in October after Baldwin unloaded weapon During the rehearsal that contained what powers The suspect was a live tour.

The incident, which is still under investigation, has renewed calls for better safety practices on groups regarding the use of weapons.

Baldwin He thought police officers It should be on “every movie/TV set that uses weapons, fake or otherwise” to monitor gun safety.

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