Alec Baldwin spoke with George Stephanopoulos in an interview about the deadly shooting incident while filming his movie “Rust”. The shooting happened on set last month, with a prop gun that was reportedly used for target practice within days of the incident. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was wounded as a result of the shooting.
During the interview, Baldwin made public something that we haven’t yet heard, and it leads to more questions than answers.
“Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Stephanopoulos in the interview, which will be broadcast in full on Thursday.
“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never,” Baldwin said.
The supplier of the prop gun and ammunition told police that the live rounds found on the set by police may have been reloaded ammo that he received from a friend. How they got on set are still a mystery, at least to the public.
Baldwin has been criticized for his handling of firearms as a result, as expected. Regardless of how anyone feels about him though, the man is going through unimaginable torture and will have to live with this for the rest of his life, and that’s not something I’d wish on anyone.
Hopefully they can get to the bottom of what happened that day that claimed someone’s life, but until then, Baldwin insists that he didn’t pull the trigger.
And maybe that’s the truth, although it’s an unlikely outcome for a firearm discharging. The condition of the revolver is unknown to us, so it could have been old and a mess, I guess.