The exclusive interview airs in a primetime special event Thursday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and will stream the next day on Hulu.
“I’ve done thousands of interviews in the last 20 years at ABC. This was the most intense I’ve ever experienced,” Stephanopoulos said.
Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza during a rehearsal on the New Mexico set of the western movie on Oct. 21. Baldwin was told the revolver was “cold” and had no live rounds, investigators say.
Investigators initially found 500 rounds of ammunition at the movie set — a mix of blanks, dummy rounds and what appeared to be live rounds. They have described “some complacency” in how weapons were handled on the “Rust” set. They have said it is too soon to determine whether charges will be filed.
A search took place Tuesday after a provider of firearms and ammunition to the movie told investigators that he “may know” where live rounds came from.
Stephanopoulos described the interview as “so raw,” and said Baldwin detailed what happened on set the day of the fatal shooting. He also talked about Hutchins and meeting with her family.
“As you can imagine, he’s devastated, but he’s also very candid. He’s very forthcoming. He answered every question,” Stephanopoulos said.
“I was surprised in many places over the course of that hour and 20 minutes we sat down,” he continued.
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