Alec Baldwin reveals in his new memoir, "Nevertheless," he was enraged in 2006 after discovering Nikki Reed, his co-star and love interest in the film "Mini’s First Time," was underage at the time of filming, reports The Wrap.
The actor wrote it never occurred to him to ask Reed’s age. At the time of filming Baldwin was 47. Conflicting reports put Reed's age at the time of filming as either 16 or 17.
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"When I found out, just as we finished, that she was seventeen, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different," Baldwin wrote.
In the film Baldwin plays stepfather to a rebellious Reed, who begins working with an escort agency where Baldwin is also a client. While the two engage in a torrid love affair, no explicit sex scenes were filmed between the two actors.
While Baldwin says he was shocked, "Mini’s First Time" director Nick Guthe tells a different story on Twitter, saying Baldwin was well aware his co-star was underage at the time.
The film's producer Dana Brunetti also disputed Baldwin's claim that he was unaware of Reed's age, telling the Hollywod Reporter, "Of course he totally knew how old she was. That’s why there’s no nudity in the movie. He knew before we even cast the movie," Brunetti said. "He’s been method acting Trump too much and he doesn’t know the difference between fake news anymore."