Alec Baldwin speaks out in his first interview since filming on the set “Rust”In October. Baldwin claimed that the accident was the most horrible thing that had ever happened to him but insisted that he didn’t pull the trigger.
“I find it hard to believe that. It just doesn’t seem real to me,” Baldwin tells ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in a preview of the interview.
Baldwin’s voice cracked open with emotion and he wept away tears when he talked about the accidental death of Halyna Utchins, cinematographer.
“She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with her, liked by everyone who worked with her and admired,” Baldwin said.
Stephanopoulos then asks Baldwin if the trigger was written in the script. Baldwin says he has never pulled the trigger. Baldwin was also asked how a live bullet ended up on the set.
“I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in the gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” Baldwin said.
Stephanopoulos spoke of the exclusive sit-down with “Good Morning America.”
“I’ve done thousands of interviews in the last 20 years at ABC. This was the most intense experience. It was so raw. I mean, as you can imagine, he’s devastated. But he was also very candid, he was very forthcoming. He answered every question,” Stephanopoulos said.
The interview will air Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Later in the evening, it will start streaming on Hulu.