Alec Baldwin shared a message before Christmas and thanked those who supported him after the fatal shooting in Rust in October.
The 63-year-old actor took to Instagram on Thursday and posted a video that is just over three minutes long. Baldwin, speaking directly to the camera, opened by saying that “I wanted to take a moment to thank all the people who sent me such kind words and best wishes and strength and hope and prayers, thoughts and lots of encouragement and a lot really, very good feelings of so many people. ”
“I received hundreds, hundreds of emails from friends, family and colleagues and people that I had not heard from in quite some time to send me strength and good wishes, etc.,” he added. “I am very grateful to them.”
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Baldwin, who admitted that he “felt very uncomfortable going through this,” also said that he is “hoping that some aspects of this have been left behind.” That said, Baldwin acknowledged that “for everyone involved in this, it will never be left behind because someone died so tragically.”
“I never lose sight of that.” “Not a day goes by that I don’t think about it.”
Baldwin was the one who fired the prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded the film’s director, Joel Souza. The actor told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger on the prop gun after the ABC host pointed out that it wasn’t in the script for the trigger to be pulled.
“Well, I didn’t pull the trigger. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin said during the interview.
When Stephanopoulos clarified, “So you never pulled the trigger?” Baldwin replied, “No, no, no. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, never.”
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and, in addition to a search warrant for Baldwin’s phone, a lawsuit has been filed against Baldwin and others in connection with the fatal event.