(CNN)In an interrogation with ABC that aired Thursday, Alec Baldwin shed airy connected what happened successful the moments anterior to the fatal shooting on the acceptable of the movie "Rust" that claimed the beingness of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The histrion explained to ABC's George Stephanopoulos that the country being rehearsed successful the religion astatine Bonanza Creek Ranch successful New Mexico was going to amusement him cocking the gun, and helium and Hutchins were going implicit however she wanted to presumption his hand.
"And I cock the gun, I go, "Can you spot that? Can you spot that? Can you spot that?" and she says... and past I fto spell of the hammer of the gun, and the weapon goes off. I fto spell of the hammer of the gun, the weapon goes off," Baldwin recalled.
He said helium was aiming the weapon conscionable disconnected to the broadside of the camera, arsenic Hutchins was instructing him to, successful her direction.
"I'm holding the weapon wherever she told maine to clasp it, which ended up being aimed close beneath her armpit, was what I was told," Baldwin said.
When asked wherefore helium pointed the weapon astatine Hutchins and pulled the trigger erstwhile that wasn't successful the script, Baldwin said, "I would ne'er constituent a weapon astatine anyone and past propulsion the trigger, never."
Throughout the hour-long sit-down interrogation — his archetypal since the October 21 shooting — Baldwin stressed aggregate times helium wants answers to however a unrecorded circular ended up connected set.
"The weapon was expected to beryllium empty; I was told I was handed an bare gun," Baldwin said. "There's lone 1 question to beryllium resolved... lone one. And that is, wherever did the unrecorded circular travel from?"
"Someone enactment a unrecorded slug successful the gun, a slug that wasn't adjacent expected to beryllium there. Where did that slug travel from? Somebody brought emotion rounds -- plural -- connected to the acceptable of the movie and 1 slug ended up successful the gun," Baldwin said.
I deliberation backmost and I think, 'What could I person done?'"
An affectional Baldwin visibly fought 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.
Hutchins is survived by her husband, Matthew Hutchins, and their young son.
"I didn't cognize what to say," Baldwin recalled of gathering with Hutchins' hubby aft her death. "He hugged maine and helium goes, 'I accidental we're going to spell done this together.'"
Baldwin added: "I told him, 'I don't cognize what to say, I don't cognize however to convey to you however atrocious I americium and consenting to bash thing I tin to cooperate.'"
When asked by 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?"
Baldwin besides said helium can't ideate doing a movie with a weapon successful it again, adding, "I would bash thing successful powerfulness to undo what was done. I don't cognize however that slug arrived successful that gun. I don't know. But I americium each for doing thing that volition instrumentality america to a spot wherever we're... this is little apt to happen."