The first in-person public comments from Alec Baldwin in the wake of his angry phone call to daughter Ireland Baldwin will most likely come Friday, when Alec appears on The View. According to TMZ, the actor is scheduled to discuss ‘parental alienation’ with the hosts of the show, including Rosie O’Donnell, who earlier this week expressed sympathy for Baldwin’s position in his bitter divorce from actress Kim Basinger.
He’s very much of a tortured father who feels alienated from his own child…He’s trying to connect to this kid.
People.com has a partial transcript of the interview, in which Alec says,
Obviously calling your child a pig or anything else is improper andinappropriate and I apologize to my daughter for that. There’s nothing wrong with being frustrated or angry aboutthe situation. It’s the way you do it, and as peopleoften do in this world, I took it out on the wrong person. In my own case, with this message, I had never done this before in my life.
Alec typed up an entry on his site earlier this week, explaining his actions.