The actor sat down on Tuesday with Stephanopoulos, who described the one hour and twenty-minute discussion as “raw” and “intense.”
“I’ve done thousands of interviews in the last twenty years at ABC,” Stephanopoulos said during this morning’s GMA.
“This was the most intense I’ve ever experienced.”
“So raw. As you can imagine he’s devastated but he was also very candid, he was very forthcoming. He answered every question, he talked about Halyna Hutchins, talked about meeting with her family as well.”
“[He] went through in detail what happened on the set that day and I have to tell you I was surprised in many places over the course of that hour and twenty minutes we sat down yesterday.”
The interview will air Thursday evening at 8pm ET on ABC America and on Hulu (12pm Friday AEDT).
This will be the first time Baldwin has spoken out about the incident on camera, barring a brief interview he gave to TMZ in a bid to stop the paparazzi from following him and his family in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Hutchins was shot dead as Baldwin rehearsed with what he believed to be an empty gun on the set of Western Rust in New Mexico in October.
He was handed the weapon by assistant director Dave Halls, who had been given the gun by Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the 24-year-old armourer on the film. Halls reportedly called “cold gun” as he handed it over.
As Baldwin then practised drawing and firing the weapon a bullet discharged, injuring director Joel Souza and killing Hutchins.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting to determine how and why bullets came to be in the gun.
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