Actor and film producer Alec Baldwin has never been one to shy away from controversy. Case in point: the time he left a malicious voicemail calling his then 11-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin a “pig.” whoops Then, in 2021, the actor made headlines after firing a prop cannon on the set of his western film Rust, tragically killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. To add insult to injury, he later appeared in an ABC special in which he took no responsibility for the fatal accident. “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at someone and pull the trigger on them,” he told ABC News anchorman George Stephanopoulos. “Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that shouldn’t even be on the property. Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who it is, but I know it’s not me.”
Unfortunately, Baldwin is now serving up a whole new controversy in a whole new way…
Alec Baldwin interviews Woody Allen
He’s with Woody!
Alec Baldwin announced on his Instagram account on June 26 that he plans to interview film director Woody Allen. “Tuesday the 28th 10:30am EST I will be doing an Instagram Live with Woody Allen who I love. Instagram, I’m with Woody, Tuesday 10:30 am. Be there,” he revealed while introducing Allen’s new book. Weightlessness.” But that’s not all. “Let me preface this by stating that I have NO INTEREST in the judgments and hypocritical posts of anyone here,” he wrote in the bomb post’s caption. “I’m obviously someone who has his own beliefs and couldn’t care less about the speculations of others. If you think a trial should go ahead over an HBO documentary, that’s your problem.” As you may recall, Allen isn’t his own Excluding her fair share of controversy, in 1992 his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, came forward and claimed he sexually abused her, an allegation Allen vehemently denies.
As you can imagine, shortly after Baldwin’s plans to interview Allen, many – including some of Baldwin’s biggest apologists – flooded the comments section to express their shock and disdain. “You lost us at Woody. Very bad choice,” wrote one Instagram user. Meanwhile, another wrote: “I have supported you 100% through everything. But Woody Allen? Bye,” along with the waving hand emoji.