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Alec Baldwin doesn’t feel guilt about 'Rust' shooting: 'I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible'

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  • Alec Baldwin
    Alec Baldwin
    Actor
  • George Stephanopoulos
    George Stephanopoulos
    American government official, journalist, writer

In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos Thursday, actor Alec Baldwin discussed the accidental on-set shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins back in October, and what could be in store for his career, both short and long term, in the wake of the tragic event.

After candidly telling Stephanopoulos that he “couldn’t give a s**t” about his career anymore, the host asked him, “Is it over?”

“It could be, it could be,” Baldwin said. “If I decide that I -- I mean could I work? I'm gonna go make another movie in January. And I said to them, ‘Do you wanna get out of it? Do you wanna get rid of me 'cause of what happened?’ They said, ‘No.’ But I say to myself, ‘Do I wanna work much more after this? Is it worth it?’”

Since the incident happened, the 3-time Emmy winner says he’s been having very vivid dreams and hasn’t slept in weeks. But among the range of emotions he’s gone through, there’s one that he hasn’t been feeling. When Stephanopoulos asked if this is the worst thing that has ever happened to Baldwin, he answered “yes” without hesitation. Then Stephanopoulos asked Baldwin if he feels guilt?”

“No. No,” Baldwin said. “I feel that someone is responsible for what happened, and I can't say who that is, but I know it's not me. Honest to god, if I felt that I was responsible, I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible,” Baldwin said. “And I don't say that lightly.”

Video Transcript

ALEC BALDWIN: I'm exhausted from this because I got to try to be there for my kids. And my family is all I have. I mean, I-- honest to God, I couldn't give a [BLEEP] my career anymore.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Is it over?

ALEC BALDWIN: But why-- well, it could be. It could be.

KYLIE MAR: In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, which aired Thursday, actor Alec Baldwin discussed his life in the aftermath of the accidental on-set shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, including what could be in store for his career both short and long term.

ALEC BALDWIN: I'm going to go make another movie in January. And I said to him, do you want to get out of it? Do you want to get rid of me because of what happened? They said, no. But I said to myself, do I want to work much more after this? Is it worth it?

KYLIE MAR: Since the incident happened, the three-time Emmy winner says he's been having very vivid dreams and hasn't slept in weeks. But among the range of emotions he's gone through, there's one that he hasn't been feeling.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you feel guilt?

ALEC BALDWIN: No. No. I feel that there is-- I feel that that someone is responsible for what happened, and I can't say who that is, but I know it's not me.

KYLIE MAR: Baldwin, who has been questioned by detectives and is cooperating with the investigation, could be dealing with legal ramifications for a while. But he called it a one in a billion chance that there were real bullets in that gun. And he just wants to know who put them there.

ALEC BALDWIN: I mean, honest to God, if I felt that I was responsible, I might have killed myself if I thought I was responsible. And I don't say that lightly.