Ireland Baldwin Admits She Put Her Dad Through a Lot of Emotional Pain
If Ireland Baldwin's portion of Spike's upcoming One Night Only roast is any indication, no one can accuse Alec Baldwin of not having a sense of humor about himself. Apparently, he is a man who knows how to dish it out and how to take it.
As part of the special — which was taped over the weekend but won't air until Sunday, July 9 — Baldwin's model daughter went straight for the jugular, albeit in jest.
"Hello, my name is Ireland, and I'm a Baldwin. Yes, I'm a member of that family. The Baldwins. I see other recovering Baldwins here. Some cousins, uncles... I'm here to roast this big old ham I call my father," she said, just before teasing her dad about a now-infamous voicemail message.
"Speaking of pigs, some of you may remember me as that 'thoughtless little pig' you read about. That was a decade ago, and my dad and I are in a much better place now. He would never say something like that... because I'm 6-foot-2. I would kick his ass."
Daddy's not-so-little girl didn't stop there, though.
"The truth is, that whole awful period nearly killed him emotionally. I wouldn't see my dad that upset ever again until I showed him my first tattoo. OK, my second tattoo. I couldn't show him where I got the first one," she teased.
Although that leaked voicemail from 2007 was undoubtedly a sore subject for a very long time for the veteran actor, Ireland Baldwin routinely downplays its significance. In 2012, she told Page Six that "people made it out to be a way bigger deal that is was."
Either way, it's great to see that Alec and Ireland have put the past in its rightful place: behind them.
According to People, Alec playfully threw food at his mischievous daughter during her speech. And for her part, Ireland ended on a super-sweet and sincere note, showing just how far this father-daughter duo has come since those notorious "little pig" days.
"I know you've heard this time and time again, but I really am proud to be your daughter, and I'm so happy to be here tonight. And I absolutely love and adore you," she said.
We love a happy ending, don't you? Which brings us to another bit of good news to come out of Alec's camp: the hilarious father-slash-Emmy-winner has confirmed he will be returning to NBC's upcoming season of Saturday Night Live to reprise his spot-on role as President Donald Trump.
"Yeah, we're going to fit that in," he told CNN. "I think people have enjoyed it."