Speaking with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, Alec Baldwin recounted the events that led to the shooting death on the set of the movie “Rust,” saying he did not pull the trigger of the gun he was holding.
According to ABC News, On Oct. 21, Baldwin was holding an antique revolver during a dress rehearsal for the Western at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico, when it discharged, killing the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, and wounding its director, Joel Souza.
During the interview, Stephanopoulos said, “It wasn’t in the script for the trigger to be pulled.”
Baldwin responded, “Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.”
EXCLUSIVE: “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Alec Baldwin tells @GStephanopoulos in first interview since fatal shooting on set of “Rust.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021