Alec Baldwin Recalls Moment of Rust Shooting During Emotional ABC Interview
6. First Assistant Director Dave Halls Allegedly Witnessed the Incident
Baldwin said the film’s first assistant director, Dave Halls, gave him a revolver during rehearsal and allegedly told the star, “This is a cold gun,” meaning it was not loaded with live rounds.
Halls’ lawyer, Lisa Torraco, “would not confirm” to ABC whether Halls actually handed Baldwin the weapon that day on set.
Torraco also said it was “not his responsibility” to check the gun. She told ABC, “Expecting an assistant director to check a firearm is like telling the assistant director to check the camera angle or telling the assistant director to check sound or lighting.”
However, she said that Halls was watching the incident from about three feet away, and therefore could confirm Baldwin’s account. “Alec did not pull that trigger,” she said.
7. Baldwin Mourns Halyna Hutchins
“[Hutchins] was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with [her] and liked by everyone who worked with [her], and admired,” Baldwin said, covering his face with his hand and weep. He explained that her death “doesn’t seem real to me.”
Baldwin also said he “loved” working with her: “She was a joy. Everyone loved her as a person. And everyone admired her talent.”