The American actor gave his first formal interview on American television since he fatally injured cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his latest film, “Rust”, last October.
He explains himself publicly since the drama for the first time. On ABC, an American channel, Alec Baldwin writes in “Alec Baldwin Unscripted.” An extract was broadcast this Wednesday, December 1, before the full broadcast scheduled for Thursday, December 2. And the 63-year-old American actor makes a very surprising confession …
I did not pull the trigger
“The trigger was not squeezed … I did not squeeze the trigger,” says the actor. He pursues : “I’d never point a gun at somebody and never pull the trigger, never… Someone put a real bullet in the gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be at the shooting location. “
“Someone put a live bullet into a gun”
The actor was working on a scene where his character draws a gun when Halyna Hutchins was hit. The weapon in question was supposed to contain only dummy bullets.
When asked how live ammunition may have been in the barrel of the revolver, the actor replies, “I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet into a gun. A bullet that didn’t. was not even supposed to be there. “
Police seized more than 500 ammunition on the set, presented as a mixture of blank cartridges, dummy cartridges and some ammunition suspected to be real. Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armourer of the film Rust produced by (and with) Alec Baldwin, admitted her negligence to investigators in verifying the revolver given to the actor, just before the drama.
The police investigation is continuing.