Alec Baldwin feared for his life last year after Donald Trump publicly suggested that the actor intentionally shot and killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of "Rust."
While rehearsing a scene for the now-shelved indie-western, Alec pointed a gun at Halyna. Unbeknownst to him, the gun was loaded when it discharged.
Halyna's death has been ruled accidental.
Shortly after the incident, Trump, who's no fan of Alec's, theorized on a podcast that the actor loaded the gun himself. "In my opinion, [Alec] had something to do with it," Trump said.
Reflecting on that moment, Alec told CNN in a new interview, "That was the only time that I was worried about what was going to happen. Here was Trump, who instructed people to commit acts of violence, and he was pointing the finger at me saying I was responsible for the death."
Speaking about the Capitol riot specifically, in which Trump supporters attempted to stop the certification of Joe Biden's Presidential victory, Alec referred to Brian Sicknick, the police officer who died as result of that insurrection.
"They killed someone," Alec said of the Jan. 6, 2021, mob. "You don't think that I think to myself: Are some of those people going to come and kill me?"
The stress from the fear has "taken years off my life," Alec said. "There is just this torrent of people attacking me who don't know the facts."
The "Boss Baby" star credited his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, for helping him during that time.
"If I didn't have my wife, I don't know where I would be right now … If I didn't have her, I probably would have quit, retired, gone off, you know sold everything I owned, got a house in the middle of nowhere and just you know did find something else to do, sell real estate," he said.
During the course of the interview, Alec maintained his innocence, saying Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the on-set armorer, and assistant director Dave Halls, who handed Alec the gun, are to blame for the accidental death.
"Someone put a live bullet in the gun who should have known better," Alec told CNN. "That was [Hannah's] job. Her job was to look at the ammunition and put in the dummy round or the blank round, and there wasn't supposed to be any live rounds on the set."
"There are two people who didn't do what they were supposed to do," he added. "I'm not sitting there saying I want them to, you know, go to prison, or I want their lives to be hell. I don't want that, but I want everybody to know that those are the two people that are responsible for what happened."