Producers blast Alec Baldwin over Nikki Reed sex scene accusations
The actor claims he had no idea the Twilight star was only 17.
The producers of Alec Baldwin's 2006 film Mini's First Time have blasted accusations suggesting they misled the actor about his young co-star Nikki Reed's age.
In his new memoir, Nevertheless, the Boss Baby star claims he had words with filmmakers after discovering the Twilight actress, who acted out sex scenes with Baldwin, was only 17.
He writes: "I was forty-seven, and it never occurred to me to ask how old Nikki Reed was. When I found out, just as we finished, that she was seventeen, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different."
But now Dana Brunetti, who produced the film with Kevin Spacey and Evan Astrowsky, insists Baldwin was aware of his co-star's age.
"It's a lie," he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I read it and was like, 'What the f**k'. 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.
Astrowsky adds, "What Alec says happened is not accurate. I completely corroborate that. We were on set every day. The thing that Alec must remember is that Mini, played by Nikki, is a sophomore in high school. I don't know what else to say, except Alec, watch the movie. As for yelling at us after the movie, it absolutely never happened."
The film's writer/director Nick Guthe has also piled on Baldwin for his account, insisting Reed was actually even younger than he claimed in his book.
"We all knew she was 16," he explains. "When we discussed it at first, it was a question of meeting with her and making sure she was mature enough to handle the role. On the set, Nikki, being 16, would often speak quickly the way teenagers do, and Alec asked me about that at times because he had trouble understanding her, and I would remind him, 'She's 16!'"
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