In a preview clip shared to Twitter, Baldwin said Hutchins was “someone who was loved by everyone who worked with her, liked by everyone she worked with and admired.”
He added: “Even now, I find it hard to believe that, it just doesn’t seem real to me.”
Stephanopoulos asked if it was in the script for the trigger of the prop gun to be pulled, to which Baldwin replied: “Well the trigger wasn’t pulled, I did not pull the trigger… No, no, no, no, no, I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them, never.”
Stephanopoulos then asked how a real bullet got on the set, to which the actor replied: “I have no idea, someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
How live rounds got into the “cold gun” is now the central question in the investigation.
Asked by Stephanopoulos if this is the worst thing that’s ever happened to him, Baldwin immediately answered: “Yes”.
He added: “Because I think back and I think what could I have done?”
After the tragedy Baldwin released a statement which said his “heart is broken” for Hutchins’s friends and family, and added: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours.”
He also previously described the incident as a “one in a trillion episode”.