Alec Baldwin has said he does not feel guilt over the fatal film-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Actor Alec Baldwin has given his first sit-down interview following the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust in October. The star became emotional several times as he went through what happened on set.
Claims of safety issues on set in the days leading up to the tragedy have been reported, with lead camera operator Lane Luper resigning the day before Ms Hutchins's death. Two crew members have filed civil lawsuits accusing Baldwin, the producers and others of negligence and lax safety protocols, with the lawyer for one
accusing the star of playing"Russian roulette" by not checking the gun.In the interview, Baldwin said he had not been aware of any safety concerns, only that some crew members wanted better hotel rooms.The producers of Rust, including Baldwin, have previously said in a statement that they were not made aware of any official complaints but would be conducting an internal review."The safety of our cast and crew is the top priority of Rust Productions and everyone associated with the company," they said."We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and offer mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time."
Image:Baldwin was pictured after the shootingDuring the interview, Baldwin also gave his account of what happened in the moments leading up to the shooting, saying Ms Hutchins was showing him where to point the gun to get the right shot."She's getting me to position the gun," Baldwin said."Everything is in her direction. She's guiding me through how she wants me to hold the gun for this angle, and I draw the gun out and I find a mark." It was an"incidental shot", he said, which might not have ended up in the film at all. headtopics.com
After showing Hutchins how he would cock the gun, the actor said he"let go of the hammer of the gun and the gun goes off". He said he"would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them, never".Baldwin also described the moments after the shooting, saying he initially did not realise what had happened and thought the cinematographer might have fainted."I thought to myself, did she faint?" he said."The notion that there was a live round in that gun did not dawn on me till probably 45 minutes to an hour later."
Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player1:04'We need help': 911 call after film set shootingElaborating, he said:"No one could understand. Did she have a heart attack? Remember, the idea that someone put a live bullet in the gun was not even in reality." He did not learn Ms Hutchins had died until a few hours later, he said.
Asked"how did a real bullet get on that set?", the actor replied:"I have no idea, someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property."On Tuesday, authorities investigating the sources of the live ammunition
searched the premises of an Albuquerque-based firearms and ammunition supplier.Baldwin has been criticised by some for not checking the gun thoroughly himself. However, he said in the interview that he believes that is not the actor's job."When that person who was charged with that job handed me the weapon, I trusted them," he said."In the 40 years I've been in this business all the way up until that day, I've never had a problem." headtopics.com
Nobody warned me drinks event was against rules - Boris Johnson
Dominic Cummings - who claims PM lied about lockdown parties - is set to speak to Sue Gray's inquiry.
Very very strange morevto this than meets the eye He just killed a young mother but he doesn't feel guilty ? Out of respect for Halyna Hutchins's family, Alec Baldwin should shut his mouth up. Typical Baldwin family Murderer's who get away with it because of celeb status Sky news is the worst I watched the whole interview. Of course he feels horrible about what happened. It’s not his fault. These headlines are misleading. Shame on you.
Alec Baldwin cries and recalls Halyna Hutchins shooting: ‘It doesn’t seem real’Alec Baldwin said he 'didn't pull the trigger' of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of film Rust in the first filmed interview since the tragic incident
Alec Baldwin speaks out about Halyna Hutchins shooting in ‘intense’ first interviewIt’ll mark the first time the actor has spoken at length about the incident Thanks for sharing
Alec Baldwin breaks down in tears as he recalls Halyna Hutchins shooting‘Even now, I find it hard to believe that, it just doesn’t seem real to me.’
Alec Baldwin admits career could be over after fatal shootingBut the 63-year-old US actor says he did not pull the trigger on the set of the Rust film in October. Well, i find more guilty the prop guy... Just over one killing. Extraordinary. Don't know if is 'only in America ' or 'only in Hollywood ' self firing guns who knew.
‘Devastated’ Alec Baldwin gives ‘intense and candid' first interview after fatal shootingALEC BALDWIN has agreed to be interviewed in an hour-long ABC special, where he spoke openly about the day Halyna Hutchins was shot dead on the set of his movie Rust.
Rust: Alec Baldwin says he didn't fire gun on film set'I didn't pull the trigger,' says the star, in his first interview about a fatal accident on his film set. Shame the victim didn't get this much coverage...he is guilty of negligent manslaughter stop acting like he's an angel