Alec Baldwin is sitting down with George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosAlec Baldwin turns over cell phone in 'Rust' probe How a nice-guy South Dakota senator fell into a Trump storm GOP senator says he would 'take a hard look' at another Trump run MORE for his first TV interview since the fatal shooting on the set of his movie, "Rust."
In a clip released on Wednesday ahead of the special, Baldwin is seen breaking down in tears at one point while describing how cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in the incident, was "admired" by the production's crew.
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"I've done thousands of interviews in the last 20 years at ABC," Stephanopoulos said on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. "This was the most intense I've ever experienced."
"So raw," Stephanopoulos said while describing his conversation with Baldwin. "As you can imagine, he's devastated. But he was also very candid, he was very forthcoming, he answered every question."
The interview, produced by Stephanopoulos's eponymous production company, will air as part of an hourlong ABC special on Thursday at 8 p.m. before streaming on Hulu. Portions of it will also air during a two-hour "20/20" special airing Dec. 10.
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The 63-year-old actor's ABC interview comes more than a month after the deadly October shooting on the New Mexico set of the movie "Rust."
Authorities say Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was wounded when Baldwin fired a gun holding a "suspected live round" while the Academy Award-winner was working on a scene for the Western film.
While the Stephanopoulos exclusive will mark the first interview with Baldwin since the shooting, the performer spoke out shortly after Hutchins was killed, calling it a "horrible, catastrophic thing."
In the wake of the shooting, he's also called for film and TV productions to hire police officers to "monitor weapons safety."
Last month, the head of lighting for "Rust" filed a lawsuit against Baldwin, who served as a producer on the movie, alleging negligence.
— Updated at 1:08 p.m.