Alec Baldwin opens up in first interview since fatal shooting

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Alec Baldwin, 63, admitted he “doesn’t give a ‘s**t” about his career anymore after he accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, during filming for the Western, Rust, in New Mexico. The Hollywood movie star said his acting career “could be” over, but denied pulling the trigger in the fatal shooting that saw a prop gun go fire a live round.

I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible, and I don’t say that lightly

Alec Baldwin

Baldwin sat down for his first exclusive interview since Hutchins’ death back in October, where he told Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos that he dreams about the incident “constantly”.

“I couldn’t give a shit about my career anymore,” he shrugged.

Stephanopoulos then asked Baldwin: “Is it over?”

To which he replied: “It could be.”

In the tell-all chat, that aired on ABC in the US on Thursday night, Baldwin admitted he doesn’t feel a personal responsibility for Hutchins’ death following the horrific accident.

He also insisted that he only cocked the gun that killed the cinematographer and “didn’t pull the trigger”.

On the day of the shooting, he told Stephanopoulos that he and Hutchins met to rehearse the scene, which saw his character draw his weapon on two others.

Baldwin recalled that during the rehearsal, the film’s first assistant director Dave Halls, handed him a revolver and told him “this is a cold gun”, referring to a weapon that is either empty or loaded with dummy rounds.

The actor said Hutchins proceeded to instruct him on where and how to hold the weapon, “which ended up being aimed right below her armpit”.

Baldwin explained she had told him he needed to cock the gun but not fire it in order to get the particular shot they were after.

He said: “I cock the gun. I go, ‘Can you see that? Can you see that? Can you see that?’

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

But he remained adamant throughout that he never pulled the trigger.

“No, no, no, no, no,” Baldwin shook his head.

“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them.”

The actor then made a shocking and upsetting statement about his own mental state following the accident.

He said: “I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible, and I don’t say that lightly.

“I don’t know what happened on that set. Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.

“Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”

He added through tear-filled eyes: “I go through my day, and I make it through the day. Then I collapse at the end of the day.

“Emotionally, I collapse.”

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