Alec Baldwin in tears during first interview since fatal set shooting

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Alec Baldwin cried in his first interview since the fatal shooting of Helena Hutchins on the set of Rust.

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The 63-year-old actor accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Hutchins when he had a prop gun while filming the western in New Mexico.

In his first interview since his death in October, Baldwin broke down while speaking to Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos.


In a promotional clip shared on Twitter, Baldwin said of Hutchins: “She was a person who was loved by everyone who worked with her, loved by everyone who worked with and admired her.” .

“Even now, I find it hard to believe that it doesn’t feel real to me.”

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In the exclusive interview, Stephanopoulos asked: “It wasn’t in the script to pull the trigger?”

Baldwin replied: “Well the trigger wasn’t pulled, I didn’t pull the trigger… no, no, no, no, no, I would never hold a gun at anyone and pull the trigger on them, never.”

When asked “how did the real bullet hit that set?”, the actor replied: “I don’t know, someone put a live bullet in the gun, a bullet that shouldn’t have been on the property.”

Stephanopoulos also asked: “I think the big question, and which you must have asked yourself a thousand times, is, how can it be?

“You described it as a trillion shots and the gun was in your hand, how do you come up with that?”

The full interview will air on ABC in the US on Fridays at 1PM GMT.


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