Alec Baldwin erupted about barking dogs after a chaotic livechat with Woody Allen fell victim to a faulty internet connection.
The Hollywood actor, 64, got up of his couch to upbraid an unseen staffer called Leonetta during Tuesday’s interview – which saw him make no mention of last year’s fatal shooting on the set of his movie Rust.
Around 15 minutes into the chat, 86 year-old Allen’s connection froze. Moments later, Baldwin was up off the couch at his East Hampton home shouting: ‘Leonetta! Leonetta! Basta! Las perritas! Basta! Las perritas, suficiente!’
That translates as: ‘Leonetta! Leonetta! Enough! The dogs! Enough. The dogs. That’s enough!’
Baldwin and Allen – both of whom have been plagued by multiple scandals – scheduled the chinwag to discuss Allen’s new book of essays, titled Zero Gravity.
But the Instagram event – for which Baldwin turned live comments off – quickly turned farcical due to multiple Wi-Fi disruptions at Allen’s Upper East Side mansion.
Alec Baldwin, left, began yelling at a staffer in Spanish about barking dogs Tuesday after a live chat with Woody Allen about the director’s new book of essays crashed
Baldwin could be seen getting up from the sofa of his East Hampton home before demanding that his dogs be silenced
Allen later returned to the chat – with Baldwin keeping live comments disabled throughout, likely mindful of the high-profile scandals both men have faced
During the second of three outages, the notoriously hot-tempered Baldwin FaceTimed a woman who was with Allen.
‘Are they in the room where they have the best Wi-Fi?’ He grilled. ‘This is the second time they’ve shut down.
‘They need to be in the room with the best Wi-Fi in the house. What have they got going on there?’ Baldwin continued.
And further unintentional comedy ensued seconds later when Allen appeared back on screen with a female helper who said: ‘We just opened a door, it might make a difference.’
Baldwin and Allen spent considerable time discussing their illustrious careers – with It’s Complicated star Baldwin making his affection for Allen’s work clear.
He said watching an Allen film served as an ‘escape’ from the chaos of raising six young children with his second wife Hilaria, 38, who’s currently pregnant with their seventh.
Baldwin bragged about working throughout the COVID pandemic – but made no mention of accidentally shooting Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (pictured center) in gray scarf, in October 2021
Meanwhile, Allen joked about how lucky his wife Soon-Yi Previn, 51, is. Allen began an affair with Previn in 1992, while dating Previn’s adoptive mother Mia Farrow
Allen also revealed he’s considering retiring, saying of filmmaking: ‘A lot of the thrill is gone.
‘It’s not as enjoyable as it was… I´m going to make another one, and I´ll see how it feels,’ he said, after discussing plans for an upcoming Paris movie shoot.
But it was what Baldwin didn’t discuss that set tongues wagging online. Towards the end of the chat, Baldwin bragged that he’d never caught COVID despite working through the pandemic.
He said: ‘I heard they’re going to do research now and do testing on people who didn’t get COVID.
‘I was out all the time because I had to work. I went and shot a TV series of Peacock, but what I realized was that every time I went into a room with people, I masked, and I believe that’s why I didn’t get COVID.’
Baldwin appeared to be referring to his part in medical horror drama Dr Death. But he failed to mention the infamous October 2021 killing on the set of his doomed western movie Rust.
Farrow, pictured with Allen in 1992, later accused Allen of sexually abusing her seven year-old daughter Dylan. He denied that claim and has never faced any criminal action
That saw Baldwin accidentally shoot and kill cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, while handling a prop pistol he didn’t realize had been loaded with live rounds.
Baldwin says he was devastated by the death of Hutchins, a mom-of-two, but denies all allegations of wrongdoing.
The star also served as a producer on Rust, whose senior crew are now facing criminal charges and civil lawsuits over what it is alleged were lax safety procedures on set.
Meanwhile, Allen’s own tangled past came to the fore when he agreed with Baldwin that his wife Soon-Yi Previn, 51, was ‘lucky’ because she gets to go to Paris with him this fall to watch him shoot a movie.
‘My wife is lucky for many reasons, that’s just one of them,’ Allen concurred.
But social media users were quick to note that Allen began an affair with Previn while dating Previn’s adoptive mother, actress Mia Farrow.
Allen was 56 when he began the relationship, to Previn’s 21.
Journalist Emily Miller joked: ‘Alec Baldwin, who shot and killed his employee 8 month ago, is live on instagram now with Woody Allen who is married to his daughter.’
Months after news of Allen’s affair with Previn hit the headlines, he was accused of sexually abusing Farrow’s daughter Dylan when she was seven.
Allen has always denied the claim, and no criminal charges were ever brought against him.