The fatal tragedy that recently took place on the set of the upcoming movie Rust, involving world-renowned actor Alec Baldwin and the film’s cinematographer, late Halyna Hutchins, is heartbreaking beyond measure, and I won’t even begin to pretend as though I know any of the details surrounding what truly took place of that fateful day.
But neither should anyone else who wasn’t directly involved.
Recently, Alec Baldwin sat down for his first on-air appearance since the fatal tragedy, in a highly emotional interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulus, where the famous actor broke his silence not only on the catastrophic events of that day but on Donald Trump’s nasty response to what happened as well.
Last month, the ex-president responded to the fatal, assumed-accidental movie set shooting, stating of Baldwin, “He’s a troubled guy. There’s something wrong with him. I’ve watched him for years. He gets into fistfights with reporters. He’s a cuckoo-bird. He’s a nutjob. And usually, when there’s somebody like that, you know, in my opinion, he had something to do with it.”
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Stephanopoulus questioned Baldwin about the one-term, twice-impeached former president’s statement, and the actor appeared visibly shocked that Donald Trump would dare to imply that he discharged the weapon “deliberately,” ultimately taking the life of the film’s cinematographer.
“Just when you think things can’t get any more surreal, here’s the president of the United States making a comment on this tragic situation,” Baldwin stated in response to Trump.
Baldwin went on to further explain the protocol he uses when dealing with weapons on a movie set, stating, “The prop person said, ‘Don’t do that,’ when I was young. And they’d say, ‘One thing you would need to understand is we don’t want the actor to be the last line of defense against any catastrophic breach of safety with the gun. My job is to make sure the gun is safe and then I hand you the gun and I declare the gun is safe. The crew is not relying on you to say that it’s safe. They’re relying on me to say that it’s safe.'”
You can watch the clip of Baldwin’s interview here: