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Alec Baldwin says he has 'no guilt' over Halyna Hutchins shooting as he is 'not responsible'


Alec Baldwin has said that he would have taken his own life if he felt he was responsible for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust

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Alec Baldwin opens up in first interview since fatal shooting

Alec Baldwin has said that he feels “no guilt” about the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins while filming Rust in New Mexico.

The 63-year-old actor was talking about the tragic incident for the first time in a sit-down interview with ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos.

In the raw and emotional interview, Alec detailed what happened on the set in which Halyna and director Joel Souza were shot, with the actor insisting that he “didn’t pull the trigger”.

Alec said that he was “not responsible” for the tragedy and that has helped him through “the worst moment” of hid life.

The actor believed he was being handed a “cold gun:” during a marking rehearsal, in which Halyna took him through how and where she wanted him to hold the gun for the scene they were going to film.







Alec Baldwin says he has “no guilt” over the fatal shooting
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Host George asked Alec: “You felt shock, you felt anger, you felt sadness. Do you feel guilt?’

Alec was forthright with his reply, saying: “No, no, I feel that there is… Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.

“Honest to God, if I felt that I was responsible, I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible. And I don’t say that lightly.”

He recalled in the moments after the incident, he stood over Halyna for “60 seconds” as the crew tried to take in what had happened.







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Alec said: “She goes down. I thought to myself, ‘Did she faint?’ The notion that there was a live round in that gun did not dawn on me till probably 45 minutes to an hour later.”

He added: “No one could understand. Did she have a heart attack?

“I stood over her for 60 seconds, and she laid there kind of in shock.”

Alec has said that he has been cooperating with detectives amid a police investigation into the incident.

In a statement that he posted to social media in the days after the fatal incident, Alec expressed his sadness at what happened.







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He wrote: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,’ he tweeted at the time.

“I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.

“My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

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