David Permut, who directed both stars on 1991 movie The Marrying Man, claims Baldwin‘s recent controversial voicemail rant at Ireland, his 12-year-old daughter with Basinger, reminded him of the stress the actor caused on the film’s set.
He tells PageSix, “It all kind of brings it to the surface again for me personally. If I were homeless on the streets and had a tin cup in my hand and somebody pulled me off the sidewalk and offered me a script to produce with Alec Baldwin committed to starring in it, I’d pass.”
Permut also claims Baldwin only succeeds playing characters close to his own–citing his critical success as a difficult boss on small-screen hit 30 Rock.
He says, “When he plays a no-good f**k, he excels. My personal feeling is that when he has to portray anybody with some vulnerability and sensitivity, I don’t think the audience buys it.”
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