With his success on the awesome 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin's been enjoying his reclaimed status as beloved funny dude for the last couple of years now. But raise the subject of his ex-wife Kim Basinger and you'll be treated to hot flashes of psycho "you're a little pig" voicemail dad. In a profile in the upcoming New Yorker, he asks, "Think I'm walking stiffly? Yeah, there's a 120-pound actress on my back." Baldwin's gripe, he says, is that Basinger is constantly trying to drive a wedge between him and their 12-year-old daughter, Ireland.
"Parental alienation is about people who narcissistically project their whole reality onto a child: 'I don't need you, so the child doesn't need you.' The goal of the alienating parent is to kill contiguous time. People need reliability. They need regularity. And I've been the victim of a campaign to kill all that. You wind up being more an uncle than a father."
He also says that when he and Basinger first split up, she thought he was trying to murder her. They were looking at a house for him to rent near a cliff, Baldwin recalls, when Basinger wigged out. "[I said,] 'You've got to come over here and look at this!' She said, 'No, no, come back, we've got to go. We're late.' And then I thought, 'She thinks I'm going to throw her off this cliff!' " [P6]