Alec Baldwin Thinks Now Is the Career Moment to Interview Woody Allen
"I love you, Woody. Instagram, I'm with Woody."
Published Jun 27, 2022Following the tragic on-set shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Alec Baldwin has decided on his next career move. To trudge ahead from the scandal, the actor has announced his plans to interview someone familiar with being shrouded in it: filmmaker Woody Allen, who was accused of sexually assaulting his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992.
Baldwin worked with the director on Alice (1990), To Rome with Love (2002) and Blue Jasmine (2013), and is a longtime Allen apologist, speaking out on his behalf as recently as last year's 14-minute rant about "cancel culture." While many tried to distance themselves from Allen after the allegations surfaced (and resurfaced in light of the #MeToo movement), the actor defended the filmmaker not once, but twice — even going so far as to accuse Farrow of lying about being sexually assaulted as a child.
Third time's the charm? "Let me preface this by stating that I have ZERO INTEREST in anyone's judgments and sanctimonious posts here," Baldwin wrote in the caption of his Instagram video sharing the news that he would be conducting the interview over Instagram Live tomorrow (June 28). "I am OBVIOUSLY someone who has my own set of beliefs and COULD NOT CARE LESS about anyone else's speculation. If you believe that a trial should be conducted by way of an HBO documentary, that's your issue."
Said HBO documentary is 2021's Allen v. Farrow, which Allen called a "hatchet job." If you're hopeful that Baldwin might at least feign impartiality in the name of a hard-hitting exposé, it seems pretty unlikely. "I'm going to be doing an Instagram Live with," the actor says in the clip, ahead of lowering his voice and whispering: "Woody Allen. Who I love. I love you, Woody. Instagram, I'm with Woody. Tuesday, 10:30."
Watch Baldwin's video below.
The actor discharged a prop gun on the set of Hutchins's since-terminated indie film in October, killing the cinematographer and injuring writer-director Joel Souza. "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," Baldwin wrote in a statement after the incident. The Hutchins family is suing him (and his fellow co-producers, as well as several crew members that worked on the project) for wrongful death.