Alec Baldwin says his career has suffered since filming ‘Rust’.

Alec Baldwin doesn’t think he’ll face criminal charges in the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins Rust.

“I hired a private investigator,” Baldwin told CNN, later adding that the past 10 months “took years out of my life.”

Baldwin practiced with the gun that killed Halyna on Oct. 21. An FBI forensics report released last week showed that the .45 Colt could not have been fired without someone pulling the trigger. He also noted that 150 live rounds of ammunition were found in the set. Baldwin, who produced the Western, has repeatedly said he never pulled the trigger. The actor reiterated to CNN that there are two people responsible for Halyna’s death: assistant director Dave Halls, who handed him the gun and called it “cold,” meaning it had no live ammunition, and Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who served as armourer and props. assistant in the film.

“Why not [Gutierrez Reed] check this orb? Why didn’t Halls obey her?’ asked Baldwin. “Why did he give me the gun? Why didn’t he check? Because he told the crew [it was a cold gun]?”

Based on the findings of Baldwin’s private investigator, he does not believe anyone will be criminally charged. Santa Fe County prosecutors have not indicated where their investigation is headed.

“I’m pretty sure neither of them will ever have to work on a movie set again,” Baldwin said. “I honestly believe… [investigators are] I’m going to say this was an accident. It’s tragic.”

The actor noted that he does not want to “condemn” Gutierrez Reed.

“I mean maybe it’s the Catholic in me,” Baldwin explained. “I have an urge to say, I don’t want to see anybody suffer. I don’t want to sit there and say you know, go get her and condemn her.”

Attorneys for Halls and Gutierrez Reed told the newspaper that Baldwin is trying to deflect responsibility from himself.

Baldwin went on to reveal that he lost five jobs in less than a year because of the accident.

“Yesterday I got fired from another job,” he said. “There I was about to go to a movie, jump on a plane… I’ve been talking to these guys for months and they told me yesterday that we don’t want to do the movie with you because of this.”

Many people weighed in on the tragedy, including former President Donald Trump, who said Baldwin shot the cameraman on purpose. The 30 Rock The alum said he fears for his safety because of comments like this.

“There’s just this flood of people attacking me who don’t know the facts,” he said. Baldwin credits his wife Hilaria, who is pregnant with the couple’s seventh child, for being his rock through it all.

“If I didn’t have my wife, I don’t know where I’d be right now,” he said. “If I didn’t have her, I probably would have quit, retired, gone, you know I sold everything I had, got a house in the middle of nowhere and you just know find something else to do, sell real estate.”

Baldwin noted that he wanted to finish Rust for Halina’s family — “we wanted to put the money in the child’s pocket.” Halyna and her husband, Matt Hutchins, had a young son. They sued Baldwin and others for wrongful death. However, the actor doesn’t feel like he’s in charge, which Matt previously called “absurd.”

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“Someone put a bullet in a gun that should have known better,” Baldwin added. “That’s it [Gutierrez Reed’s] work. Her job was to look at the ammo and load the dummy or blank round, and there were not supposed to be any live rounds in the set.

“There are two people who didn’t do what they should have done,” he continued. “I’m not sitting there saying I want, you know, them to go to jail, or I want their lives to be hell. I don’t want that, but I want everybody to know that these are the two people who are responsible for what happened.”

Baldwin reiterated that Halyna’s death is “the worst of all.”

“Someone died and it was avoidable. It was so unnecessary,” he said. “Every day of my life I think about that.”

Baldwin reposted a portion of the CNN interview on social media that explained how the gun went off without pulling the trigger.

“The most important part of this article is that first sentence. No one has ever argued, on my part, that a gun cocked simply without pulling the trigger. The gun was never cocked. Never. The hammer was pulled back as far as it would he could go WITHOUT cocking the gun. When freed, he caused the gun to fire,” Baldwin wrote. “Not cocked. No trigger pull. Just pull back the hammer…and let go. Who put the live round in the gun?”

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