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Baldwin says he does not pull trigger on ‘Rust’ set

09:13, 03 December 2021
Baldwin says he does not pull trigger on ‘Rust’ set Photo: face to face/Instagram/Global Look Press

The Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin said that he didn’t pull the trigger of the revolver, from which cameraman Galina Hutchins was killed by a tragic accident on the “Rust” set.

“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them,” Baldwin told the ABC reporters.

According to him, a gun was supposed to be "cold steel", which means that it was not loaded.

Earlier, Baldwin only once briefly commented on the incident on camera to the journalists who were waiting for him and asked them not to pursue him and his family until the end of the investigation.

Baldwin said he didn't know how a live round could end up in a revolver.

“When that person who was charged with that job, handed me the weapon, I trusted them. In the 40 years, I've been in this business all the way up until that day, I've never had a problem," he claimed.

In an interview, Alec Baldwin said that the tragedy on the set of "Rast" is the worst thing that ever happened to him.

“I feel someone is responsible for what happened, but I know it isn't me. I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible, and I don't say that lightly,” Baldwin added.

He believed that Hutchins had fainted and it wasn't until hours later that he was told she had passed away. He said he "couldn't imagine" ever making a movie that involved firearms again.

In November, script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who called police after shooting on set in New Mexico, filed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin, the film's producer and technician at arms.

In addition, the light director of the film "Rust" Serge Svetnoy also sued Baldwin, arguing that there should be no live ammunition and guns on the set.