A body language expert analyzed Alec Baldwin’s behavior in his exclusive interview with ABC News, to give her verdict on whether the actor was telling the truth about the fatal shooting on set of Western film Rust.

Patti Wood watched the high-profile interview and told The Sun that Baldwin was being truthful when he told ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger.

Baldwin told Stephanopoulos that he would “never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger, never.”

Wood said: “When he says the trigger wasn’t pulled, it’s explosive, meaning that he’s striking down the phrase ‘the trigger wasn’t pulled.

“He’s striking down on each word to emphasize it with great strength. There’s no hesitation in that the trigger wasn’t pulled. Instead, it’s punching, which would indicate that he strongly feels that and so it’s likely to be true,” she continued.

Wood also believes that Baldwin was telling the truth throughout the duration of the interview.

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She said his body language showed him pushing forward to emphasise his points, rather than retreating into his chair in a defensive way.

“He also maintains eye contact throughout most of what he’s saying, which would again indicate that he’s being truthful,” she added.

Baldwin broke down in tears while speaking about cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in the accidental shooting. Wood insisted that these tears were genuine.

When Baldwin clutched his legs with his hands, Wood said that the actor was “trying to hold himself in place and stay there in the interview and stay grounded.”

Baldwin insists he is not to blame for the shooting. The incident is still under investigation.

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