Alec Baldwin Claims He Didn't Pull Trigger On Gun That Killed Halyna Hutchins On 'Rust' Set

Actor Alec Baldwin said on Wednesday that he didn't pull the trigger on the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins on the Rust movie set.

Baldwin recently spoke to ABC News' George Stephanopoulos to discuss the fatal incident that occurred on the movie set and was asked if he pulled the trigger on the gun.

"The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at someone and pull the trigger on them, never," Baldwin said in response.

The full interview is set to air on Wednesday night but a preview also showed Baldwin stating that he had "no idea" how a live bullet made it onto the movie set and into the prop gun.

"Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property," Baldwin said during the interview.

Baldwin's discussion with Stephanopoulos marks the first interview he has conducted since the fatal accident in October. According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office, Baldwin fired a prop gun on the Rust movie set in New Mexico, which killed Hutchins and injured Joel Souza, the movie's writer and director.

Shortly after the incident occurred, Baldwin wrote on Twitter that "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."

His tweet continued, "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."

In early November, attorneys representing Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer for Rust, said that they are investigating if someone attempted to "sabotage the set" by placing a real bullet within the fake rounds for the prop gun.

"I believe that somebody who would do that would want to sabotage the set, want to prove a point, want to say that they're disgruntled, they're unhappy," Jason Bowles, who is representing Gutierrez-Reed, previously told NBC Today show host Savannah Guthrie.

Shortly after, Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies disputed the claims made by Bowles during an interview with Good Morning America.

"I know that some defense attorneys have come up with conspiracy theories and have used the word sabotage. We do not have any proof," Carmack-Altwies said.

On Wednesday, a new affidavit released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office revealed that Gutierrez-Reed's father, Thell Reed, told police that the live ammunition found on the Rust movie set could have been from a movie he previously worked on.

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Actor Alec Baldwin said on Wednesday that he never pulled the trigger on the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins. Above, Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin speak for the first time regarding the accidental shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza on the set of the film "Rust", on October 30, 2021 in Manchester, Vermont. MEGA/Getty