Last month George Clooney reacted to the death of Halyna Hutchins by sharing his own experiences with propeller guns and previous incidents in which loved ones have died due to a “series of stupid things”. Clooney explained that he always checks the gun himself before each take. When Alec Baldwin delved into the incident to ABC News in an exclusive interview, George Stephanopoulos asked Baldwin what he thought of his fellow actor comments. In Baldwin’s words:As Alec Baldwin shared in the recent interview, in which he also claimed that he did not “pull the trigger” on the weapon who killed Halyna Hutchins, she was always taught that it was the props department’s responsibility to check firearms and therefore has spent her career trusting this process. This seems like something Clooney disagrees with given what the actor shared on WTF with Marc Maron before the ABC News interview. As Clooney put it:
The Tender bar the director’s words add a certain complexity to the conversation around the Rouiller incident as it raises the question of whether Alec Baldwin should be held responsible for failing to verify the weapon that would kill Halyna Hutchins. What still does not correspond to the situation is regarding the live bullet which Baldwin explained would have been found following the tragic incident that occurred on set.
The Emmy-winning actor said he chose to tell ABC News about what happened on the Rouiller from his perspective because there are a number of things going on between the criminal investigation, the civil litigation, and the public’s “misconceptions” about what happened. He felt he needed to talk about the incident as soon as possible, rather than let months go by without talking about it. At CinemaBlend, we’ll keep you posted on how this unfortunate event continues to unfold.