An actor and a special effects coordinator on the “Rust” set described the chaos that unfolded after Halyna Hutchins collapsed in the chapel during a rehearsal in a December 10 interview on “Good Morning America” — a segment that included different photos from the day. In one, Alec Baldwin, still wearing his character’s costume, could be seen from behind and talking on the phone. He was standing between other crew members outside of the church, which had been roped off and was being guarded by deputies. Before these latest snaps, the only other snippets the public had from the day were the photos taken outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department.
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While it is impossible to say who Baldwin was talking to, his wife, Hilaria, previously shared with her Instagram fans that she talked to her husband on the phone right after the shooting took place. “That moment, etched in my memory, photographers surrounding you, on the phone with me, documenting your agony. I couldn’t be near you to hug you, our connection over the phone, a visual for the world to see,” she wrote in the lengthy caption.
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Actor Devon Werkheiser described the tension among the crew as they waited on updates about Hutchins. “And the news broke that she had passed before we were told. Somehow it got leaked to the world before those of us who were actually involved found out,” Werkheiser said on “Good Morning America.”