Baldwin: ‘My career could be over' after gun accident on set
The Guardian|December 04, 2021
Alec Baldwin has said his 40-year acting career could be over after the shooting incident that resulted in the death of the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the film director Joel Souza.
Dani Anguiano Andrew Pulver

Alec Baldwin has said his 40-year acting career could be over after the shooting incident that resulted in the death of the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the film director Joel Souza.

In a lengthy and emotional interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, Baldwin added that he “couldn’t give a shit” about his career.

The actor said he did not pull the trigger on the gun that killed Hutchins, 42, and injured Souza, 48 on the set of the western Rust. He did, though, “let go of the hammer” while rehearsing with Hutchins for a scene.

The gun, which Baldwin believed to be safe, went off during rehearsals for the western, in an incident that shocked Hollywood and prompted a reckoning over production safety and the use of weapons on set.

Baldwin responded to comments by fellow actors, such as George Clooney, who said they checked guns themselves, saying: “There were a lot of people who felt it necessary to contribute some comment to the situation, which really didn’t help the situation at all. If your protocol is you checking the gun every time, well, good for you. Good for you.” He added: “My protocol was to trust the person that had the job.”

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