Someone close to Alec Baldwin needs to tell the actor to sit it out for a little bit and stop talking.
The 64-year-old Baldwin continues to be one of the least self-aware actors in an industry nearly devoid of self awareness. His latest interview with CNN continues to show how out of touch he is. Baldwin took the time to make sure that everyone knows HE is the victim in the ‘Rust’ shooting that left a woman dead. A shooting that the FBI said he was responsible for but he denies.
“I got fired from another job yesterday,” he told the outlet. “There I was all set to go to a movie, jump on a plane. I’ve been talking with these guys for months and they told me yesterday we don’t want to do the film with you because of this.”
Oh, no… poor Alec Baldwin lost some work. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is dead. So, by comparison… maybe shut up.
The FBI forensic report that was released this week by ABC News stated the gun could not have been fired without the trigger pull. Which is obvious to most anyone with a functioning brain. The report clearly stated that the .45 Colt revolver ‘could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger while the working internal components were intact and functional.’
Since Baldwin was holding the gun when it fired, the math was simple. For everyone but Baldwin.
“There is just this torrent of people attacking me who don’t know the facts,” he said. He then added the most obnoxious statement ever, saying that this “has taken years off my life.”
Did it end your life? Because someone in this story did die. It was not you, Alec.
Ever the stand up guy, Baldwin keeps pointing the finger at someone else. His continued scapegoat is that armorer and props manager, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. He says that she put live ammunition in the gun and so everything after that is her fault.
It is an interesting legal argument. Does the person who loaded the gun have the same responsibility as the person who pulled the trigger. Allegedly. Allegedly pulled the trigger.
Baldwin has continued to deny he pulled the trigger, which is a modern take on the magic bullet theory.
“Baldwin is pointing the finger at others because the evidence is pointing at him,” lawyer for assistant director David Halls said.
Luke Nikas represents Baldwin and responded to the FBI report in a statement.
“The critical report is the one from the medical examiner,” the statement read. “Who concluded that this was a tragic accident.”
Ah, yes. The critical part of all of this is that it is an accident and that Baldwin is losing work.