Alec Baldwin breaks down in tears in first extensive interview since film set shooting 1 month ago

Alec Baldwin breaks down in tears in first extensive interview since film set shooting

The full interview will air later in the week.

Alec Baldwin has given his first extensive interview since the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, during which he broke down in tears.

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In October of this year, Baldwin discharged a firearm on the set of independent film Rust in an accident that killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

The full interview will air on ABC in the US on Thursday at 8pm Eastern Time (1am on Friday Irish time).

However, the channel has released a preview for the programme showing excerpts of the actor's conversation with Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos.

Described as a "raw, deeply emotional" interview, Baldwin is seen crying in the footage released when recalling how Hutchins was loved and admired by everyone she worked with.

At one point in the clip, Stephanopoulos states: "It wasn't in the script for the trigger to be pulled."

Baldwin then replies: "Well, the trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger," before adding: "I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them. Never."

Stephanopoulos also asked the actor: "How did a real bullet get on that set?"

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"I have no idea," Baldwin responds, stating: "Someone put a live bullet in a gun - a bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property."

You can watch the preview for the interview below.

Clip via ABC News