Baldwin Shooting Hutchins Update: Baldwin interview by ABC’s Stephanopoulos first on-camera appearance

On Thursday, ABC will air an official on-camera interview featuring George Stephanopoulos and Alec Baldwin. The hour-long special will be the first interview of the award winning actor after he accidentally but fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the set of the western movie “Rust” on October 21, 2021.

The gun was handed to Alec Baldwin by assistant director David Hall. The antique gun that was called “cold” which meant that it had blanks, was actually “hot” which meant that it had live ammunition. It was loaded by Hannah Gutierrez-Reed who was the armorer on the set.

On Wednesday, Stephanopoulos appeared on “Good Morning America” and said that his interview of Baldwin was “the most intense” that he had experienced in the two decades of interviews that he had conducted at ABC. The veteran interviewer who has conducted “thousands of interviews” described his conversation with Baldwin as “so raw.”



The news anchor added that Baldwin was “devastated.” He also noted that the award winning actor had been “very candid” and “very forthcoming” and had answered every question that was asked to him.

The 63-year old actor has given short sound bytes earlier after the shooting. He had called the accidental shooting a “horrible catastrophic thing.” He had also said that film and TV production houses should hire police officers so that they could “monitor weapons safety.”

This is the first time Alec Baldwin will share in depth about the entire incident and its aftermath. It will air at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. Later that evening, it will also be streamed on Hulu. The outlet also said that there would be another two-hour special called “20/20” that will air next week and cover the investigation with additional depth and detail and will also have excerpts from the interview.



An investigation into the horrific accident at the set of Rust which was shot near Santa Fe, New Mexico is ongoing. Officials are investigating how live rounds were used on the set. The antique gun that was used in the scene was supposed to have blanks and it is still a mystery on how the gun had live ammo instead of blanks.

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