Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ capturing interview: 5 most surprising revelations

'Rust' movie head electrician says he was 'holding' Halyna Hutchins in his 'arms while she was dying'

2021-12-03 19:47:22

Alec Baldwin made many surprising revelations when he spoke out concerning the “Rust” capturing incident in his first sit-down interview which aired Thursday night time.

The deadly Oct. 21 incident on the Western film set left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins useless and director Joel Souza injured.

Whereas talking with George Stephanopoulos, Baldwin described the second the gun was discharged, his feelings because the deadly accident, and who’s chargeable for Hutchins’ dying.

Listed below are the 5 most surprising revelations from the tell-all interview:


Baldwin mentioned he did not pull the set off

“I let go of the hammer of the gun,” Baldwin described. “And the gun goes off.”

Baldwin and Hutchins had been establishing for a shot the place the actor was supposed to attract the gun and level it on the digicam. Whereas standing subsequent to the digicam, the cinematographer was “guiding” Baldwin on the place to level the gun, he mentioned. “The gun wasn’t meant to be fired in that angle,” he confirmed.

“I did not pull the set off,” Baldwin reiterated.”I’d by no means level a gun at anybody and pull the set off at them. By no means.” 

George Stephanopoulos had the primary unique interview with actor Alec Baldwin, following the lethal capturing on the set of the movie “Rust.” 
(Jeff Neira/ABC through Getty Pictures)

“The gun was purported to be empty,” he mentioned. Baldwin repeated how he was handed the gun and advised by assistant director Dave Halls that the gun was “chilly.”

Baldwin’s first thought when he noticed Hutchins fall was, “Did she faint?” From his recollection, Hutchins was acutely aware when he final noticed her and Souza was screaming loudly.

Baldwin mentioned he did not know what had occurred till he was within the police station, hours later. A police officer advised Baldwin {that a} .45 caliber slug got here out of Souza’s shoulder on the conclusion of his interview, he mentioned. The police additionally confirmed Hutchins’ dying to Baldwin on the finish of the interview.


Did not observe unsafe working situations

Baldwin, who was additionally a producer on the movie, mentioned there was no indication to him that crew members had been sad with security situations on the set, although some resigned over the problem.

“I by no means heard one phrase about that, none,” Baldwin mentioned.

Baldwin mentioned complaints about cost-cutting on the movie have been misguided.

“All people who makes motion pictures has the accountability to not be reckless and careless with the cash that you simply’re given,” he mentioned. When requested by Stephanopoulos whether or not the cost-cutting compromised security, Baldwin mentioned “In my view no.”

“I personally didn’t observe any security or safety points in any respect within the time I used to be there,” he mentioned.

A gun misfired on the set of a Western being filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.

A gun misfired on the set of a Western being filmed on the Bonanza Creek Ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.
(AP Picture/Jae C. Hong  |  Picture by Fred Hayes/Getty Pictures for SAGindie)

Would not consider he’ll be criminally charged

Baldwin mentioned he doesn’t consider he will probably be criminally charged within the capturing. “I’ve spoken to the sheriff’s division a number of occasions,” he mentioned. I don’t have something to cover.”

He mentioned the incident left him emotionally ravaged.

“I’ve goals about this consistently,” he mentioned, “I get up consistently the place weapons are going off. These pictures have come into my thoughts and stored me awake at night time and I haven’t slept for weeks and I’ve actually been struggling bodily.”

Requested by Stephanopoulos if his profession is over, Baldwin mentioned, “It may very well be.”


Not chargeable for Hutchins’ dying 

Baldwin does not maintain himself chargeable for the dying of Hutchins however does consider somebody is accountable. He mentioned he feels unimaginable disappointment and remorse. 

“Somebody is chargeable for what occurred,” Baldwin mentioned. “It is not me.”

Baldwin says he was handed the gun on set by assistant director Dave Halls (L). Halls told him it was a "cold gun."

Baldwin says he was handed the gun on set by assistant director Dave Halls (L). Halls advised him it was a “chilly gun.”
(IMDb / Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican)

“Sincere to God, if I felt that I used to be accountable, I may need killed myself,” he mentioned. “If I assumed I used to be accountable, and I do not say that calmly.”

On the finish of the interview, Baldwin mentioned he thinks again, “What may I’ve accomplished?” The actor mentioned that is the “worst factor” that has ever occurred to him. 


As a producer, he solely oversaw script and artistic modifications

Baldwin additionally famous two crew members had filed lawsuits, and he identified that each had been filed earlier than Hutchins’ husband Matthew had filed his personal. 

“They could not wait till Matthew filed his,” he mentioned. “One thing occurred right here that resulted in his spouse’s dying.”

The actor maintained through the interview that his position within the manufacturing of the movie was artistic ideas and script growth, not hiring the crew.


The film had been filming for per week earlier than Baldwin confirmed up on set. The actor revealed through the interview that he had stopped making motion pictures as a result of he did not like being away from his household. He mentioned engaged on this movie made him “love making motion pictures once more.”

Fox Information’ Lauryn Overhultz and the Related Press contributed to this report.

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