Alec Baldwin has spoken on camera for the first time on the death of Halyna Hutchins.
The actor, 63, spoke to the paparazzi today, October 30, in Manchester, Vermont, where he said he is cooperating with police and has been speaking to them every day. Baldwin maintained that he could not speak on the active investigation.
“It’s an active investigation in terms of a woman died, she was my friend,” Baldwin said.
“We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together, and then this horrible event happened,” he added.
The photographers are said to have been hounding Baldwin and his family and following them around, including on the open road.
So, Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria pulled over to confront the photographer, whom Alec says made his kids cry.
When Alec made the impromptu stop, he agreed to talk to photographers if he could have some space.
Baldwin admitted the fatal shooting on the set is a “one in a trillion event.”
“There are incidental accidents on film sets from time to time, but nothing like this,” he said. “This is a one in a trillion episode. It’s a one in a trillion event.”
Baldwin said he is “extremely interested” in limiting the use of firearms on set following the fatal incident.
“But remember, how many bullets have been fired in films and TV shows in the last 75 years. This is America,” Baldwin said. “How many bullets have gone off in movies and on TV sets before? How many, billions in the last 75 years? And nearly all of it without incident. So what has to happen now is, we have to realize that when it does go wrong and it’s this horrible, catastrophic thing, some new measures have to take place. Rubber guns, plastic guns, no live — no real armaments on set. That’s not for me to decide. It’s urgent that you understand I’m not an expert in this field, so whatever other people decide is the best way to go in terms of protecting people’s safety on film sets, I’m all in favor of and I will cooperate with that in any way that I can.”
Watch him speak in the video below.