In an interview with ABC News, Baldwin told the interviewer that he had “no idea” of how a live bullet could make its way to the film set, but that he had no idea. not pulling the trigger on the gun.
Ask by @GStéphanopoulos how a real bullet got on the set of ‘Rust’, Alec Baldwin says, ‘I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet into a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.
– ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021
“No no no, I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, ever,” the 63-year-old actor told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos when asked if he had. pulled the trigger. “Someone put a live bullet into a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” he added.
The comments were made in an interview with the network which will be broadcast in full later this week. The conversation marks the actor’s first interview on the incident since it took place in October. During an appearance on Good Morning America, Stephanopoulos described the 80-minute session as “raw” and “intense.” The reporter described Baldwin as “devastated” but also “very frank” and “to come”.
“I’ve done thousands of interviews over the past 20 years at ABC,” Stephanopoulos said. “It was the most intense I have ever experienced. “
– Hello America (@GMA) December 1, 2021
Hutchins was killed and Souza injured in October when the gun in Baldwin’s hand exploded on a film set just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The cinematographer was rushed to the University of New Mexico hospital after the shooting, where she was pronounced dead. Souza, who was also taken to hospital at the time, was released shortly after.
After the tragic event, actor and producer Dwayne Johnson opened up about the use of guns while filming. In an interview at the time, the former wrestler confirmed that he would only use pop weapon replicas in the future.
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without a lack of clarity here, that any movie we have with Seven Bucks Productions – any movie, any TV show or whatever we do or produce – we will not use real guns at all, ”he said.
“We’re going to move on to the rubber guns, and we’re going to take care of them in office,” he said. “We’re not going to worry about the dollars; we won’t care what it costs.
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