Alec Baldwin Says He Didn’t Pull the Trigger On Filming The Deadly Rust Movie Set

Alec Baldwin says he never pulled the trigger on a firearm fired on the set of the “Rust” movies. October 21 shooting In Santa Fe, cinematographer Helena Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was wounded.

“The trigger didn’t pull. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin said. News lettersGeorge Stephanopoulos. “I would never, ever point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, never.”

In a promotional clip for the interview published on Wednesday, Baldwin broke down when describing the late Hutchins. This is one of Baldwin’s first public statements since the shooting.

Hutchins was 42 years old when she was murdered. Actors and crew pretty much disagree Where the error is located – and several Lawsuits It was lifted in the weeks after the shooting – but the incident is still under investigation. No one was charged.

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People attend a candlelight vigil by cinematographer Helena Hutchins in Burbank, California.

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In October, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said police found the bullet that hit Souza as well as “possible additional live rounds” at the filming location.

“I think there has been some satisfaction with this group, and I think there are some safety issues that need to be addressed by the industry and possibly by the state of New Mexico, but I’m going to leave that up to the industry and the state because to what those have to be,” Mendoza said.

Authorities executed a search warrant Tuesday at PDQ Arm and Prop LLC in Albuquerque. According to the documents, they recovered 0.45 ammunition, photographs, an ammunition box and “rust” documents.

Baldwin told ABC News he had “no idea” how a real bullet hit the group or the gun, but said Hutchins’ shooting and death was the worst thing that ever happened to him.

“I mean so far I’m finding it hard to believe,” said the 63-year-old actor. “It doesn’t seem real to me.”


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