Comedian is out with a vengeance after reportedly killing a worker on The Masked Singer, director alleges
Alec Baldwin is furious with New York State Senator and film-industry figure Liz Krueger over possible increased regulations for shoot permits, according to a report.
The actor and producer was furious with the way he was dealt with by Krueger during the current shooting of The Masked Singer on Fox on which he has a part, a source told the New York Post. “Alec was inconsolable. Alec had been approached by the senator during the shooting and he was doing everything he could to get the senator to back off,” said the source.
“Alec went into a rage. He was very emotional and didn’t know what to do,” said the source. He was also upset because the film-industry member on set whose life ended allegedly “became an issue in the ongoing struggle to get a bill signed into law by the governor” that would protect production workers, according to the report.
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The actor also sought legal action to keep people away from shooting locations and a meeting with the senator failed to produce change, according to the report.
According to the Times Union’s Barry Zwartz, Baldwin and Krueger “share a well-earned reputation for sparring”.
Baldwin, a well-known critic of the state, introduced a bill in February to protect performers on film sets after a woman on the set of the film Florence Foster Jenkins attempted to sue for a work-related injury. A new bill, known as the “Alec Baldwin Act” would “mandate that any injury to a New York State Division of Occupational Safety and Health [D OSHA] participant on a film or video production shall be considered a ‘workplace accident’ and subject to OSHA safety training”.
He has also introduced legislation to increase pay at Comic-Con events.
Baldwin, who grew up in the state, told the Times Union he expected his fellow New Yorkers to back him.
“There’s a constituency out there that cares about this and they’ll help me,” he said. “I don’t take that lightly. I’m a guy who believes we should just have things done. I do not want to spend my life asking for help.”