December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021 – NewsNation Prime
Alec Baldwin said he feels incredible sadness and regret over the shooting that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set, but not guilt.
“Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but it’s not me,” Baldwin said in an ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired Thursday night, the first time the actor has spoken in depth on screen about the Oct. 21 shooting on the set of the western “Rust.” “Honest to God, if I felt I was responsible, I might have killed myself.”
Baldwin said it is essential for investigators to find out who put the bullet in the gun he fired, which was supposed to be empty, that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
“There’s only one question to be resolved, and that’s where did the live round come from?” Baldwin said.
Baldwin said in a clip from the interview released a day earlier that “I didn’t pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them. Never.”
He said it was Hutchins herself who asked him to point the gun just off camera and toward her armpit before it went off.
Baldwin said at Hutchins’ direction, he pulled the hammer back.
“I let go of the hammer and ‘bang,’ the gun goes off,” he said.
Rachel Fiset says, “I think that Alex Baldwin is clearly devastated by the event that’s happened… When you are in an active criminal investigation… your words can absolutely come back to bite you!”
Watch the entire clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vep0vVlU7N8