Speaking out for the first time since his late wife Halyna Hutchins‘ on-set death via an accidentally discharged prop gun, Matt Hutchins is admitting he’s “so angry” at how the situation was handled, or, really, not properly handled. In a TODAY show interview airing Thursday Feb. 24, Matt spoke with Hoda Kotb about the tragedy and also Alec Baldwin‘s involvement in the incident, recalling the actor’s Dec. 2021 interview with ABC News and his insistence he “didn’t pull the trigger,” absolving himself of all responsibility.
“I just felt so angry,” Matt, who shares 9-year-old son Andros with Halyna, said in a promotional clip released by Today“I was just so angry to see him talk about her death so publicly in such a detailed way and then to not accept any responsibility after having just described killing her.”
During that December interview, Alec recalled the moment the shooting occurred. “[Halyna’s] guiding me through how she wants me to hold the gun for this angle. … I cock the gun. I go, ‘Can you see that? Can you see that? Can you see that?’ And then I let go of the hammer of the gun, and the gun goes off.”
Matt then responded to the story, saying, “The idea that the person holding the gun and causing it to discharge is not responsible is absurd to me.” He then continued to Hoda, adding, “Gun safety was not the only problem on that set. There were a number of industry standards that were not practiced and there’s multiple responsible parties.”
Matt went on to condemn the behavior of Alec, saying, “Hearing him blame Halyna in the interview and shift responsibility to others and seeing him cry about it I just feel like … are we really supposed to feel bad about you, Mr. Baldwin?”