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Alec Baldwin told ABC News that he never pulled the trigger of the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Rust."
"I didn't pull the trigger. I didn't pull the trigger," Baldwin said according to an excerpt released Wednesday from the interview, the first since the October shooting.
When asked why he pointed the gun at Halyna Hutchins and pulled the trigger when that wasn't in the script, Baldwin said, "I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger, never."
Baldwin also said he has no idea how a live bullet got into the Colt .45 revolver he used at the scene.
"Someone put a real bullet in the gun, a bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property," he said.
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An excited Baldwin visibly fights back tears when he talks about Hutchins.
"She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with her, was liked by everyone who worked with her and looked up to her," Baldwin said, adding, "It doesn't seem real."
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When asked by George Stephanopoulos if the shooting was the worst thing that ever happened to him, Baldwin said yes, "because I think back and think, what could I have done?"
ABC is scheduled to air the interview this Thursday at 8 pm Miami time.