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Alec Baldwin on Rust shooting incident: I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them

Alec Baldwin will be seen in his first-ever interview since the shooting on the sets of Rust on ABC. 

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Published: 02nd December 2021
Screenshot of Alec Baldwin in ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos

In his first interview since the fatal shooting that took place on the sets of his film Rust, Alec Baldwin has said that he would never point a gun at anyone, let alone pull the trigger. The actor sat down for the interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. The interview was recorded on Tuesday. According to an announcement made by ABC News social media handle, this event airs at 8 pm EST on ABC. The same can also be streamed on the American streaming service Hulu. 

Stephanopoulos said that Baldwin was "devastated" yet "very candid" and "forthcoming" in the interview. He previewed the interview on Good Morning America on December 2. He also said, "I've done thousands of interviews in the last 20 years at ABC," added, "This was the most intense I've ever experienced."

 

Some of what Baldwin had stated in the interview was also revealed. A striking comment by the actor was "I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never." The teaser of the interview was also shared by ABC News on Twitter. In this, the actor was seen crying as he spoke about cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was hurt by the gunshot on the sets of Rust.

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.”

Watch TOMORROW 8pm ET on ABC and stream later on @hulu. https://t.co/fJQly1za1T pic.twitter.com/OnpDuYERiC

— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021 " target="_blank">Rust and later succumbed to death. 

 

The teaser saw Stephanopoulos ask how a live bullet had made its way on the set. He responded, "I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet into the gun. A bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property."

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the 24-year-old armourer of the film was also not aware of where "the live rounds came from" according to her lawyers. Court records of the incident that occurred in October in New Mexico also state that Baldwin received the gun from the film's assistant director, Dave Halls. The police investigation into the shooting is currently underway and the latest updates revealed that investigators have obtained a warrant to inspect the premises of an arms supplier in the US.

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