Alec Baldwin sat down with ABC News for his first-ever interview, and it was an emotional one.
George Stephanopoulos asked Baldwin why he fired the gun when it wasn’t in the script, and Baldwin replied, “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.”
So you never pulled the trigger? “No, no, no,” Baldwin answered. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at the, never.” But he didn’t explain anything after that.
He did, however, say that he had “no idea” how a live bullet got onto the set of the film. “Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
“I think back, and I think of what could I have done,” Baldwin said. “Even now, I find it hard to believe that it happened,” he said. “It doesn’t seem real to me.”
“Hutchins is someone who was loved by everyone who worked with her and liked by everyone who worked with her and admired…” as he starts to break down in tears.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the tragedy. However, they did say that Hannah Gutierrez Reed, and assistant director Dave Halls, who handed the gun to Baldwin, are “obviously the focus of the investigation.”
Gutierrez Reed said she had no idea how a live round got put in a box with dummy rounds for his part.
Halls said he should have checked the gun more thoroughly before giving it to Baldwin but didn’t.
Baldwin’s interview airs 12/02/2021 Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and streams on Hulu later that night.