Alec Baldwin: 'I didn't pull the trigger' of gun on 'Rust' set

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(CNN)Alec Baldwin told ABC News helium ne'er pulled the trigger of the weapon that changeable manager of photography Halyna Hutchins connected the acceptable of "Rust."

"The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't propulsion the trigger," Baldwin said successful an excerpt released Wednesday from the sit-down interrogation -- his archetypal since the October shooting.

When asked wherefore helium pointed the weapon astatine Halyna Hutchins and pulled the trigger erstwhile that wasn't connected the script, Baldwin said, "I would ne'er constituent a weapon astatine anyone and past propulsion the trigger, never."

    Baldwin besides said helium has nary thought however a unrecorded slug got successful the Colt .45 revolver helium utilized successful the scene. "Someone enactment a unrecorded slug successful the gun, a slug that wasn't adjacent expected to beryllium connected the property," helium said.

      An affectional Baldwin visibly fights backmost tears erstwhile talking astir Hutchins. "She was idiosyncratic who was loved by everyone who worked with her, liked by everyone who worked with her -- and admired," Baldwin said, adding, "it doesn't look existent to me."

      When asked by George Stephanopoulos if the shooting was the worst happening that had ever happened to him, Baldwin said yes, "because I deliberation backmost and I think, what could I person done?"

      ABC is acceptable to aerial the interrogation Thursday night.

      Hutchins, the film's manager of photography, was killed and manager Joel Souza injured successful October aft Baldwin discharged a weapon during a rehearsal that contained what authorities suspect was a unrecorded round.

        The incident, which remains nether investigation, has renewed calls for amended information practices connected sets with regards to the usage of weapons.

        Baldwin has said helium believes constabulary officers should beryllium contiguous connected "every film/TV acceptable that uses guns, fake oregon otherwise" to show weapons safety.

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