Alec Baldwin Jokes #MeToo Movement Makes Him Wonder If Touching His Wife Is ‘Inappropriate’

“Isn’t it a new world between men and women now? We’ve got to really, really be vigilant,” actor tells Jerry Seinfeld

Last Updated: July 3, 2018 @ 2:02 PM

Alec Baldwin is sharing his thoughts on the effects of the ever-growing #MeToo movement in Hollywood once more. In case you hadn’t seen what he’s said before, the “30 Rock” alum is a little wary about the state of the industry, and the world at large, amid the rising number of sexual misconduct accusations. So wary that Baldwin joked he can’t even tell if touching his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, is now “inappropriate.”

“Isn’t it a new world between men and women now?” Baldwin asks Jerry Seinfeld on an upcoming episode of his Netflix show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” “We’ve got to really, really be vigilant. Ever vigilant,” he added.

“I put my arm around my wife the other day and literally my arm, like it was an electric charge,” Baldwin continued, while cruising with the fellow jokester from their current residence in New York City to their hometown of Massapequa, Long Island. The actor mimed jerking his arm away and had Seinfeld in stitches with the bit. “I put my arm around my wife’s waist and then went, ‘Oh, I’m sorry! Was that inappropriate?'”

“You may be over implementing the new guidelines,” Seinfeld responded.

Baldwin has previously voiced concerns over the #MeToo movement, coming forward on social media in January defense of embattled filmmaker Woody Allen, who continues to face accusations of sexual assault from his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow.

“Is it possible to support survivors of pedophilia and sexual assault/abuse and also believe that WA is innocent?” wrote Baldwin. “I think so. The intention is not to dismiss or ignore such complaints. But accusing ppl of such crimes should be treated carefully. On behalf of the victims, as well,” added the actor in his tweet.

He’s also come to the defense of close friend James Toback and expressed sympathy for Kevin Spacey.

The new season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” drops on July 6 on Netflix.