That Time Alec Baldwin Didn’t Know His Romantic Co-Star Was Underage

Baldwin says in his new memoir that he “flipped out” when he discovered co-star Nikki Reed was 17

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Alec Baldwin didn’t know his co-star Nikki Reed was under age when he filmed the indie movie “Mini’s First Time” with her in 2006.

“I was forty-seven, and it never occurred to me to ask how old Nikki Reed was,” Baldwin writes in his new memoir “Nevertheless.” “When I found out, just as we finished, that she was seventeen, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different.”

The 2006 indie dramedy, written and directed by Nick Guthe, stars Reed as an adventurous high school senior who has an affair with her stepfather, played by Baldwin. Though the film did get an R rating for “strong sexual content, language, drug use and a scene of violence,” Reed’s character is never nude.

The movie’s producers include Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Edward Bass and Evan Astrowsky. A rep for Brunetti has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Baldwin’s memoir, released on Tuesday through Harper, contains a number of Hollywood stories from the “30 Rock” star’s decades-long career in Hollywood. The actor, who is now voicing the title character in the DreamWorks Animation hit “The Boss Baby,” takes shots at Ben Affleck, Whitney Houston and Jeffrey Katzenberg, but his strongest words are reserved for Harrison Ford.

Baldwin still seems to harbor a grudge over Ford replacing him as Jack Ryan in 2002’s “Patriot Games.”

“Ford, in person, is a little man, short, scrawny and wiry, whose soft voice sounds as if it’s coming from behind a door,” he writes.

Read 7 highlights from “Nevertheless” here.