“And I take the gun, I go, ‘Can you see that? Can you see that? Did you see that? “And she said…and then I let go of the gun’s hammer, and the gun went off. I let go of the gun’s hammer, the gun went off,” Baldwin recalls.
He said he was aiming the gun directly to the side of the camera, as Hutchins was guiding him, in her direction.
Baldwin said: ‘I was holding the gun she told me to hold, which ended up being aimed right under her armpit, that’s what I said.
When asked why he pointed a gun at Hutchins and pulled the trigger when that wasn’t in the script, Baldwin said: “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, never.”
During the hour-long sit-down interview – his first since filming October 21 – Baldwin emphasized multiple times that he wanted answers to the fact that a live round was over. How it ends on the set.
“The gun was supposed to be empty; “There’s only one question that needs to be addressed…only one. And that is, where did the live round come from?”
“Someone put a real bullet in the gun, a bullet wasn’t even there. Where did that bullet come from? Someone brought love bullets – plural – onto the set and a bullet. ended up in the gun,” Baldwin said.
I thought back and I thought, ‘What could I have done?’ “
An emotional Baldwin held back tears as he talked about Hutchins.
“She was a person loved by everyone who worked with her, who worked with her – and admired,” Baldwin said.
Hutchins is survived by her husband, Matthew Hutchins, and their young son.
“I didn’t know what to say,” Baldwin recalled meeting Hutchins’ husband after her death. “He hugged me and said, ‘I think we’ll get through this together.'”
Baldwin added: “I said to him, ‘I don’t know what to say, I don’t know how to convey to you that I’m sorry and am willing to do whatever I can to cooperate’. “
When asked by Stephanopoulos if the shooting was the worst thing that ever happened to him, Baldwin said yes, “because I think back and I think, what can I do?”
Baldwin also said he can’t imagine making a movie with a gun again, adding, “I’ll do anything to undo what I did. I don’t know how that bullet came back. get to that gun. I don’t. I know. But I’m all about doing whatever gets us to a place where we’re… this is less likely to happen.”