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Alec Baldwin Addresses Fatal 'Rust' Shooting in New Year's Day Video

Alec Baldwin Addresses Fatal 'Rust' Shooting in New Year's Day Video

Alec Baldwin is reflecting on the challenging year he’s had.

On New Year’s day (January 1), the 63-year-old actor shared a video in which he looked back on 2021 and explained why he was feeling hopeful about the year ahead.

Click inside to find out what he said…

“I’ve had more people who have been kind and thoughtful and generous in spirit than I’ve had people who are malignant about the death of Halyna Hutchins,” he said in the clip. “I’m not afraid to say that, to couch it in some euphemism. Somebody died very tragically. I’ve gotten so much goodwill from people. It’s just incredible. And a kind of alarming amount of the other stuff.”

In October, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed after a prop gun fired by Alec struck her. The actor was not aware the gun was loaded while he was rehearsing for a scene.

“This has been surely the worst situation I’ve ever been involved with and I’m very hopeful that the people in charge with investigating this whole thing will get to the truth as soon as possible,” Alec continued. “No one wants the truth more than I do.”

“It’s New Year’s day, and I’m hopeful that this year will be better than last year. I can’t imagine it being as bad or worse than last year. Although, I look at last year and my daughter, Lucia, was born in February. So last year was a great year in spite of the problems we are facing,” he shared.

He also opened up about the mentality he was going into the New Year with.

“The one thing I do want to consider very carefully in this coming year and to really, really push myself is in terms of trying to not allow the negativity in my life to affect me,” he said. “My goal in the New Year is peace, awareness, consciousness, deepening my relationships with the people that I love, pulling them closer to me. And improving my relationships with people I care about but maybe I don’t get to see much of them anymore.”

“Another chance to let go of anything that is hurting us. Destroying us,” Alec captioned the video.

Last month, it was revealed that a search warrant had been issued for Alec‘s phone in the ongoing investigation surrounding Halyna‘s death.

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