Tragedy struck on October 22, 2021, on the set of a film set in New Mexico, as Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a gun during the filming of the movie ‘Rust‘.
The American actor fired an assumedly blank gun during the filming of the movie, which discharged into the woman’s chest and killed her.
Dave Halls, the assistant director who gave Alec Baldwin the gun, admitted that he did not check the gun before rehearsing the scene because he was convinced it contained dummy bullets.
Baldwin’s shock after hearing the news of Hutchins’ accidental death
“I could have killed myself if I thought I was responsible for Halyna Hutchins‘ death,” Baldwin admitted.
“I dream about the accident constantly. I wake up the moment the gun goes off.”
Footage of Alec Baldwin’s statement has leaked
A video from the day of the incident has now surfaced in which police investigating the death of the cinematographer are taking a statement from Alec Baldwin.
At the beginning of the interview, the 64-year-old actor was told the harrowing news.
“No,” said Baldwin, who immediately put his hand to his mouth.
Alec Baldwin in shock
A deafening silence fell over the interrogation room for a few long seconds as Alec Baldwin was in complete shock, covering his mouth and putting his hand over his heart.
“I want to call my wife,” he stated.
Baldwin then walked out of the room with his hand to his forehead on one of the worst days of his life.