Fox Nation’s “Who Is Alec Baldwin” dives into the life and profession of the complex actor.
Hosted by Fox News Channel’s Brian Kilmeade, the special premiered Monday night on the network’s subscription-based digital platform and features interviews with celebrity life coach Vivace Maxvictor, Wall Street Journal film critic Kyle Smith, movie critic Christian Toto and The Federalist reporter Emily Jashinsky
The experts reminded viewers that Baldwin wasn’t a superstar overnight, but he wowed his first — after which ex — wife, Kim Basinger, whom he married in 1993. They starred together within the 1991 romantic comedy “The Marrying Man.”
Jashinsky recalled how the couple was bashed within the press for reportedly being “very difficult to work with.”
But that will be nothing in comparison with Baldwin’s future scandals, including the leaked 2007 voicemail the “Beetlejuice” actor left his then-11-year-old daughter, Ireland, during which he called her a “rude, thoughtless little pig.”
Early in his profession, Alec Baldwin played Dr. Hal Wexler within the 1983 series “Cutter to Houston.” Right: Baldwin on the set of “Rust” last yr.CBS via Getty Images; Instagram
Alec Baldwin along with his daughter, Ireland Baldwin, in 2019.Getty Images
“He has zero self-regulation and 0 emotional self-control and 0 capability to take care of the thoughts and feelings of other people,” Maxvictor said concerning the incident.
As stated within the show, “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “Working Girl” star Baldwin, 64, openly admitted that he contemplated suicide after the leaked audio became public.
“I spoke to quite a lot of professionals, who helped me,” he told Playboy. “If I committed suicide, they [Basinger’s side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal.”
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin attend a premiere in Los Angeles.WireImage
Although unpleasant to listen to, the “Mission: Not possible – Rogue Nation” actor’s profession in Hollywood remained unaffected after the decision.
“He was a superstar on ’30 Rock.’ Are you gonna kick him off that show?” Toto posed.
“I’m sure NBC Studios could give it some thought perhaps they didn’t give it some thought but you’ve got a winning show on the very start of its run and he was critical to the success to the chemistry to the formula in play. When you give it up — and Hollywood is commonly very pragmatic they usually said no,” he concluded.
This past April, the 68-year-old Basinger discussed her former marriage on “Red Table Talk,” telling Jada Pinkett Smith and her family that Baldwin wasn’t all the time “emotionally and mentally available” to face serious issues regarding Ireland.
Nonetheless, any past issues with child-rearing apparently haven’t stopped Baldwin from expanding his bloodline. He and his wife Hilaria, 38, currently have six children — with yet one more on the way in which.
In fact, experts within the documentary also discuss the fatal shooting incident on the set of “Rust” in October 2021 when Baldwin by chance shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun that was speculated to be empty.
The film is now suspended, although in May producers said they were “confident” the project could possibly be accomplished.
“Who’s Alec Baldwin?” is offered to stream for Fox Nation subscribers.