Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin, 63, will sit down for his first primetime TV interview since cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot during filming. The tragedy occured after Baldwin fired a bullet from a gun he believed was loaded with blanks, killing 42-year-old Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.
The interview comes one month after the tragic accident and features ABC host George Stephanopoulos, who questioned Baldwin on the events that occurred that day.
The hour-long special with ABC will air at 1am UK time on Wednesday December 2.
According to the journalist, Baldwin spoke to him in detail about everything that had happened that day, including the moment his gun accidentally discharged a live bullet he thought was a prop.
During an appearance on Good Morning America, Stephanopoulos described their chat as “raw”, and the most “intense” interview he had ever experienced.
“I’ve done thousands of interviews in the last twenty years at ABC,” he said.
“This was the most intense I’ve ever experienced.”
“He (Baldwin) was so raw. As you can imagine he’s devastated, but he was also very candid.”
“He was very forthcoming, he answered every question, he talked about Halyna Hutchins, talked about meeting with her family as well,” he continued.
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” he tweeted.
“I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.
“My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
Police reported that on Wednesday October 21, a “projectile” was fired by a “prop gun” on the film set, which was located at the 2,000-acre Bonanza Creek Ranch.
Baldwin volunteered to be questioned by police officers from the Santa Fe County Sheriff Department, before being released without charge.
A Santa Fe sheriff spokesperson said the actor “came in voluntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews”.
Baldwin was photographed outside the Sheriff’s office after questioning, where he looked visibly distraught.
The Oscar-nominated actor could be seen crying as he spoke on the phone and was at one point doubled over with grief.
The production on Rust has been shut down indefinitely and producers have offered the cast and crew members counselling to help them deal with the awful events they witnessed.