Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria delete Twitter accounts following his first interview since on-set shooting

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The actor and his wife Hilaria have both quit the social media platform after a revolver he fired during the production of the film Rust contained a live round, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria delete Twitter accounts following his first interview since on-set shooting

Image: Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin. Pic: AP

Alec Baldwin has deleted his Twitter account after his first interview since the fatal on-set shooting.

A revolver fired by the actor during the production of the film Rust on 21 October contained a live round, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

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Baldwin: ‘I never pulled the trigger’

The actor did not realise it was loaded with live rounds when he fired.

Baldwin’s Twitter account, which he used to issue his first statement since the fatal accident, was first noticed to have disappeared fellow users on Sunday night.

His wife Hilaria Baldwin also appears to have deleted her account.

It comes after Baldwin gave his first interview about the incident last Thursday.

The 63-year-old sobbed while speaking to Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos, saying that he and the cinematographer “had something profound in common, and that is we both assumed the gun was empty”.

When asked if he felt guilt over her death, Baldwin said: “No. No. I feel that… someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me. Honest to God, if I felt that I was responsible, I might’ve killed myself if I thought that I was responsible. And I don’t say that lightly.”

The actor said he wanted to make it clear that he “would go to any lengths to undo what happened” and that he did not want to come across as a victim, “because we have two victims here” – referring to Ms Hutchins and the film’s director Joel Souza, who was injured in the incident.

Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria delete Twitter accounts following his first interview since on-set shooting

Image: Halyna Hutchins pictured in 2017

He also insisted he did not pull the trigger of the gun that killed her, saying: “No, no, no, no, no, I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them, never.”

Asked “how did a real bullet get on that set?”, 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.”

Seven key points from Alec Baldwin’s first interview since Rust tragedy

Baldwin has already been sued twice – by the film’s gaffer and the script supervisor – but he said in the interview that he thinks it is unlikely he will be charged criminally.

Sky News did not receive a comment after contacting Baldwin’s representatives.

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