Alec Baldwin’s Daughter Opens Up About ‘Little Pig’ Voicemail

By: Lily Harrison / September 6, 2012

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Alec Baldwin, 54, has made a few missteps in his personal life but none are as memorable as his angry voicemail to his then-11-year-old daughter, Ireland.

The actor called her a “thoughtless little pig” and continued to berate her about her mother, Kim Basinger, 58, and their relationship.

Ireland, now 16, opened up for the first time about that voicemail and how it changed her life.

How is Ireland getting along with her father’s new wife?

She told Page Six Magazine: “I’ve always had a really great relationship with my dad. The only problem with that voicemail was that people made it out to be a bigger deal than it was. He’s said stuff like that before just because he’s frustrated. For me it was like ‘OK, whatever.’ I called him back, I was like, “Sorry, Dad, I didn’t have my phone.’ That was it.”

Her calm and collected response does strike as unusual for most, but normal is a relative term among the Baldwin family.

“No matter how much you think you understand a Baldwin,” Alaia Baldwin, daughter of Stephen Baldwin explained, “you really don’t know unless you are one. Ireland and I are pretty sane for Baldwins.”

Ireland may know her father best and it seems that her even-keel demeanor is patient with the sometimes-notorious actor. “My dad has been going through it for so long, I can see how he gets frustrated. For me, it’s all so new and fresh. If acting or modeling takes off, and I make a name for myself, I can see how I might get pretty frustrated.”

It looks like Baldwin has another leading lady in his life who can take handle the heat. His new wife, Hilaria Thomas, 28, has entered the role of stepmom seamlessly. “Hilaria and I are really close. We joke around and I call her ‘Mom’. But I respect her, it’s not like I’m Parent Trap-ping her, setting up booby traps in her room,” gushed Ireland.

Little pranks wouldn’t be entirely unheard of, especially given her famously hot-headed family.

 

We’re glad to see Ireland has moved on since the unfortunate voicemail incident. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.