Filming is supposed to wrap up on the set of the troubled production later this month, and it looks like Easton has already completed his scenes. However, it sounds like he has memories of working with the “30 Rock” actor that will last a lifetime.
‘Rust’ Child Star ‘Adores’ Alec Baldwin, Mom Thanks Him For ‘Kindness and Sincerity’ On Set
Only a few hours ago, the “Beetlejuice” actor took to Instagram to share a photo of him standing in his “Rust” costume beside a young boy, Easton Malcolm, and his mother.
Alec is still sporting his signature beard, but it looks like his costume has since been cleaned up. The last time he was photographed on the “Rust” set, he was being dragged over to a noose and a burlap sack was placed over his head. Other photos also revealed that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach.
Fortunately, there was no fake blood splattered on his costume today, allowing the young child star to take a photo next to the actor. “Saying goodbye to my co-star EASTON MALCOLM wasn’t easy,” Alec wrote in the caption. “Thanks, Brett, for sharing him with us. We love you, Easton.”
The woman in the photo is author and actress Brett Ashley McMillan, the mother of Easton Malcom. She was one of the first to comment on the post, writing, “Thank you, Alec. When Easton said to you, ‘You have my heart,’ I melted.”
“Your kindness and sincerity to take care of my son while he filmed with you, will never be forgotten,” she continued. “You are a wonderful man and my Easton Malcolm adores you! Please come back and visit your new family in Montana!”
“He does seem so genuine and a good person. Love Alec!!” one fan commented. “Beyond! My son fell so easily into this friendship and Alec was supporting and cheering him on the whole way,” Brett replied.
“Alec is a truly nice guy in person. Few celebrities are like their on-screen selves, Alec is a great guy,” another follower chimed in. “Completely agree,” Brett responded, adding two red heart emojis to her comment.
Alec Calls His ‘Rust’ Costar The ‘Next Brad Pitt’
Only way day before, the 65-year-old actor took to Instagram to share a photo of him posing alongside Easton for a photo. It looks like they’re standing outside of a trailer, with Alec dressed only in a gray tee shirt. Easton is in his “Rust” costume and is holding his bangs up off of his forehead with one hand.
“With Easton Malcolm. The next Brad Pitt. I kid you not,” Alec wrote in the caption. Brett, Easton’s mom, also shared the photo on her Instagram page, adding, “So proud of my son, Easton! He’s worked incredibly hard and now he has a new friend and supporter, Alec.”
One fan asked, “Would you ever get your sons involved in the movies?” to which Alec Baldwin quickly replied, “No.”
Alec Baldwin Pays Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot In His ‘Rust’ Costume
It looks like Alec was still filming when he heard the news that Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian singer-songwriter, passed away on May 1. The folk musician, who is best known for hits like “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “Sundown,” passed away at 84 at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto of natural causes, as per CNN.
Baldwin took to Instagram to share a two-minute and forty-second long video that he simply captioned, “Rest in Peace Gordon Lightfoot” as he recalled his memories of the late singer. Many fans also shared their condolences and their own experiences growing up listening to his music.
“It’s a weird thing that Canadian talent doesn’t always carry over to the USA. Lucky you got to meet and speak with him!” one fan commented. “Condolences to Gordon Lightfoot’s family and may he rest peacefully. His music was a big part of many of our lives!”
“Gordon Lightfoot was my dad’s favorite musician; so much so that I even associate Gordon’s voice with my father. His music was a major part of the soundtrack to my childhood,” another follower wrote. “We were privileged to see him in concert once.”
“My father passed away from cancer three years ago… The music we’d listen to the most towards the end was Gordon’s…I like to think he’s greeting Gordon now and sharing how much he appreciated his music with him,” they continued. “RIP Mr. Lightfoot.”