On Sunday night, the “30 Rock” actor took to Instagram to announce that the Academy Award-winning film director would be appearing on his Instagram account for a live interview tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28, at 10:30 AM EST.
Alec Baldwin Announces Woody Allen Interview TOMORROW On Instagram
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In the video that the 64-year-old actor posted to Instagram, he begins by saying, “This coming Tuesday. The 28th. I’m going to be doing an Instagram Live with…”
His voice trails off as he shows the cover of Woody Allen’s book of short humor. He turns it around, then whispers into the camera, “Woody Allen.”
“Who I love,” Baldwin said of the 86-year-old filmmaker. “I love you, Woody.”
It’s not too much of a surprise that Baldwin would feel comfortable enough to invite Woody over for a chat on his Instagram page. After all, the two worked together on several films, including 1990’s “Alice,” 2012’s “To Rome With Love,” and 2013’s “Blue Jasmine.”
Woody Allen’s Sexual Assault Allegations Explored In ‘Allen v. Farrow’
That being said, Woody Allen was recently the subject of an HBO documentary called “Allen v. Farrow.” Created by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, the four-episode 2021 miniseries explored the sexual abuse allegations made by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. A synopsis reads:
“A four-part series documenting the accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then 7-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow; their subsequent custody trial, the revelation of Allen’s relationship with Farrow’s daughter, Soon-Yi; and the controversial aftermath in the years that followed.”
It doesn’t seem that Baldwin is going to press him on the sexual assault allegations, as he addressed Allen’s reputation in the caption of the video. “Let me preface this by stating that I have ZERO INTEREST in anyone’s judgments and sanctimonious posts here,” he wrote.
“I am OBVIOUSLY someone who has my own set of beliefs and COULD NOT CARE LESS about anyone else’s speculation,” he added. “If you believe that a trial should be conducted by way of an HBO documentary, that’s your issue.”
However, many fans of the actor made it clear that they would be tuning out.
Alec Baldwin Fans Are NOT INTERESTED In His Interview With Woody Allen
Many viewers made it clear that they thought that it was a bad idea for Baldwin to interview such a polarizing figure.
“Nope,” one fan wrote. “Yeah, that’s a big NO,” another follower added. “Guess I won’t be tuning in!” said a third.
“That’s a hard no,” another wrote. “You lost us at Woody. Very poor choice,” said another. “Next up… Bill Cosby, OJ Simpson, and Ghislaine Maxwell. UGH!!!” another wrote.
“I’ve supported u 100% thru everything,” said another. “But Woody Allen? Bye.”
“This is certainly your choice but why would you have him on?” one follower asked. “Why do you continue to elevate and praise him? He needs no platform.”
“Sorry about that Alec. Just starting to swing in your direction,” another added. “Assuming there won’t be any hard-hitting questions. He does not deserve a platform.”
Alec Baldwin Is A Controversial Figure Of His Own Due To The ‘Rust’ Shooting
One fan called Alec Baldwin a “glutton for punishment.” Last October, on the set of his Western movie “Rust,” Alec Baldwin was holding a gun for a scene that went off. A live bullet was in the chamber of the gun that struck and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
The “Beetlejuice” actor has insisted that he did not pull the trigger of the gun and insists that he has no idea how a bullet ended up in the chamber of a gun on a movie set. Producers have also denied any knowledge of how real bullets ended up on a film set. The Santa Fe police department has been investigating the incident since it happened in October 2021, but Baldwin has yet to be criminally charged in her death.
Last February, Halyna’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit again Baldwin and the other “Rust” producers. In the court documents, it was revealed that the producers still have a tentative plan to complete the movie, despite her tragic death.