“I feel like someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who it is, but I know it’s not me“, He assured Alec Baldwin in his first official interview since the tragedy during the filming of the movie ‘Rust’, granted to the American network ABC News, disclosed this Thursday.
“Jeez, if I felt I was responsible, it could have killed me“Said the 62-year-old actor, and also described in detail what happened during the October 21 rehearsal, during which a bullet fatally wounded Hutchins and the film’s director, Joel Souza, who was discharged that same day. .
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Baldwin claimed he received the gun and heard it was “cold,” movie jargon to clarify that a gun is unloaded. “I hold the gun where she [Hutchins] tells me […]. I tell her I’m going to drop the hammer from the gun and ask her if she wants to see it, and she says yes“, He detailed.
After positioning the weapon following Hutchins instructions, Baldwin specifies: “I let go of the hammer. Bang. The gun goes off. The trigger was not pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger, I never pulled the trigger. No no no no no. I would never point a gun at someone and pull the triggerBaldwin insisted.
“Everybody is horrified. They are in shock. Is noisy. They are not wearing headphones. The gun should be empty. They told me they were handing me an empty gun“, He remarked.
Baldwin comments that his first thought was that Hutchins had passed out or had had a heart attack. He only found out that she had died from a real gunshot wound hours after talking to the police.
It could have been a sabotage
‘Rust’ was filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a famous set in New Mexico. The actor starred in and produced the low-budget western and is now the subject of two civil lawsuits filed by team members, as well as the tape’s gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.
Gutierrez-Reed has said he has no idea how the live bullets got on set, and his lawyer suggested it may be sabotage. Baldwin dismissed the theory. “I don’t know how anyone could have done that […]. It is overwhelmingly likely that it was an accident“He added.
The three-time Emmy winner also reacted to comments from colleagues about gun shooting protocols. “There were many people who felt it necessary to contribute comments that were not helpful.”.
Through tears, Baldwin said that tragedy, on a personal level, it was the worst thing that happened to him, and in the professional, who cannot imagine making another movie with weapons.
He commented on having spoken with Matthew Hutchins, Halyna’s widower, and added that he would not be surprised if he brought a lawsuit against the production, of which the actor is a part.