According to a body language expert, Alec Baldwin told the truth in a TV interview on Dec. 1.
Body language expert Patti Wood said Alec Baldwin was telling the truth when he claimed he did not fire the trigger in the tragic shooting on the set of the Western film “Rust.”
“When he says the trigger wasn’t pulled, it’s explosive, meaning that he’s striking down the phrase ‘the trigger wasn’t pulled,'” Wood stated according to the New York Post.
Wood added that the 63-year-old actor and producer has been forthcoming with his emotions.
“Baldwin’s shoulders and his head go forward [as he speaks]. Occasionally, when somebody is lying, they would retreat, the shoulders would come back and their head would come back. Instead, he goes forward,” said the expert.
“He also maintains eye contact throughout most of what he’s saying, which would again indicate that he’s being truthful,” she went on to say.
Baldwin’s tears, Wood noted, were genuine while speaking with host George Stephanopoulos about camerawoman Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in the shooting.
However, the expert said she could not tell if Baldwin was concealing the fact that he did not know how the live bullet ended up on the set of “Rust.”
“He doesn’t strike down and hit the word, ‘no.’ His voice goes more into a whisper. It could be because he has no idea and it seems mysterious to him and it puzzles him. So he has all this hesitation, meaning he has no idea,” Wood said.
Actor Alec Baldwin stated in his first interview since being charged with killing Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Oct. 21 that he did not pull the trigger on the revolver used on set during filming.
“The trigger was not pulled. I did not pull the trigger,” Baldwin reiterated to his interviewer, contradicting the circumstances under which Hutchins’ fatal wound and a wound to director Joel Souza’s shoulder occurred.
He added: “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, ever. Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
Despite eyewitnesses accounts pointing against him, Baldwin now holds a different version than those around them at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the tragic events occurred.
While the investigation is still ongoing, Baldwin and others involved in the case have been sued by several people involved in filming the movie.