Alec Baldwin says he never pulled the trigger on a prop firearm that discharged on the “Rust” movie set. The October 21 shooting in Santa Fe killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.
“The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin told ABC News‘ George Stephanopoulos. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, never.”
In a promotional clip of the interview released Wednesday, Baldwin breaks down when describing the late Hutchins. This is one of the first public statements Baldwin has made since the shooting.
Baldwin told ABC News he had “no idea” how a real bullet got onto the set or into the gun but said the shooting and death of Hutchins was the worst thing that ever happened to him.