American actor Alec Baldwin spoke to reporters for the first time after the tragedy on the set of the film Rust, where a female cameraman was killed by a bullet fired by him.
The actor stopped the car on the side of the road in Vermont and went out to the paparazzi reporters chasing him, CNN reports.
“Accidents happen on film sets from time to time, but not like this. This is a one-in-a-trillion episode, a one-in-a-trillion event,” Baldwin said.
He wondered how many bullets have been fired on movies and TV shows over several decades.
“This is America…. How many? Billions in the last 75 years? And in almost all cases without consequences, ”said the actor, emphasizing that he supported the tightening of the rules for handling weapons.
He added that he was forbidden to comment on the investigation, which has not yet reached the stage of filing charges and finds out how a live cartridge ended up in the drum of a revolver.
As for further filming of the film, Baldwin does not think that they will resume.
“She was my friend, she was my friend. The day I arrived in Santa Fe to start filming, I invited her to dinner with Joel, our director. We were a very, very good team making a movie together, and then this terrible thing happened,” he said.
While Baldwin was talking to the paparazzi, his wife Hilaria, who was apparently annoyed, filmed the interviewers on her mobile phone. At the end of the conversation, the actor asked the journalists to no longer pursue their car, in which “children are crying.”
The tragedy on the set of the western “Rust” occurred on October 21. Baldwin, who plays the title role, fired his pistol, which turned out to be loaded not with blanks, but with live ammunition. Cinematographer Galina Hutchins was critically injured and died in hospital, and director Joel Souza was also injured.