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Alec Baldwin “didn’t pull the trigger” on the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins.
The cinematographer was shot on the set of the movie ‘Rust’ on October 21 – but Alec has insisted he didn’t pull the trigger.
In a preview of his upcoming interview with ABC News, the actor said: “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at someone and pull the trigger on them, never.”
However, the preview for the 63-year-old actor’s interview with George Stephanopoulos doesn’t include an explanation of how the shot was fired.
Alec also revealed that he couldn’t explain how a bullet ended up in the gun, which was actually intended to be a prop for the Western movie.
He said: “Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
And the actor – who becomes visibly emotional during the interview – admitted he’s still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
He shared: “Even now, I find it hard to believe that [the incident occurred]. It doesn’t seem real to me.”
In October, Alec described the tragic incident as a “one in a trillion episode”.
The movie star also revealed he was keen to offer support to Hutchins’ husband.
He said at the time: “The guy is overwhelmed with grief … There are incidental accidents on film sets from time to time, but nothing like this. This is a one in a trillion episode. It’s a one in a trillion event.
“He’s in shock. He has a nine-year-old son. We are in constant contact with them, because we’re very worried about his family, his kid.”
Asked by @GStephanopoulos how a real bullet got on the "Rust" set, Alec Baldwin says: “I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021
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