“The trigger was not pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger. ‘ Alec Baldwin he said it in tears in first interview granted after the tragedy that took place on the set of the film Rust last October 21st. On that day, the actor accidentally killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injured director Joel Souza, 48, trying a gun he was supposed to use on stage.
In the preview of the interview with the American broadcaster ABC (which will air tonight) we see the journalist George Stephanopuoulos asking the 63-year-old star why he pointed the gun and pulled the trigger. Alec, in a broken voice, replies: “I would never point a gun at someone and I would never pull the trigger, ever. I have no idea how this could have happened. Someone put a real bullet in the gun: a bullet that didn’t even have to be on set ».
Then when the talk turned to the victim, Halyna Hutchins, Baldwin was visibly moved: «She was adored by everyone who worked with her, was loved by all and admired. This doesn’t seem real to meHe said in tears. “It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. I think about it all the time. I think what I could have done to prevent it ».
The actor had already expressed all his pain on social media (“My heart is broken for her husband, their son and everyone who loved Halyna») As well as the willingness to help the police in their investigation to understand how such a terrible accident could have happened.
The actor’s wife, Ilaria Baldwin, also spoke about the tragedy several times on social media. “My heart is with Halyna. His husband. His son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec. It is said: “There are no words” because it is impossible to express the shock and pain of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Lost. Support, ”he wrote on Instagram last October. Now Ilaria, who shares six children with Alec, has told in her Stories that after the shooting he had “heartbreaking” talks with his older children: «I had to have some conversations with them, explain to them what happened. Sometimes I just got stuck, I felt lost. You can imagine how heartbreaking it was. ‘