Stephen Baldwin on Family and Politics
Actor Stephen Baldwin joins Alan to discuss his famous family, his conservative political views, and his new movie.
- Duration 18:10
- Date Jul 12, 2012
Actor Stephen Baldwin joins Alan to discuss his famous family, his conservative political views, and his new movie.
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Welcome back it's like Stephen Baldwin yeah that other fallen brother right.
That when I was exposed to radiation now.
Did you get -- -- differently than a brilliant right what type but you movie which is vastly vehemently going to but you get along pretty well with.
Immediately I was invited to -- -- only even look like I singer and okay the most right -- Baldwin brother.
I'm the only right -- that -- affect my the most total -- -- because I'm I'm in a conservative family my wife's liberal but my my sister in law's not.
Monica Crowley and it's definitely she's not like I love that tired so I married him money in American -- American like his sister.
The people want to know what you think -- realized.
-- yet so people what is it doesn't bode bunches in my directly to people want to know what -- Thanksgiving too like he was at the same course -- all the time.
-- sure but the reason I enjoy coming back to engage you is.
Be in my book.
A supremely intelligent.
Realistic Democrat right now you're you're you're still a hitter I thought.
-- -- Democrats and and and liberals are people that are.
Because you hit your brother implement these are than ever literally analysts and they could -- -- the gentlemen they're gone.
Phillies hit abilities it easily -- -- We did our lives and I was just saying this whole idea of celebrity is that.
I I've witnessed.
As I told him witnessed your brother being followed by the paparazzi and I can understand white wanna like get away from him and you can't live your life like well you know yeah.
But leading up to the wedding.
Which the when he was fabulous.
My invitation was it and ultimately that's what I'm shocked if I'm a guy and having -- right after the idea and and I gonna tell rightfully is -- -- or the back of you can get another start -- aside I -- have respect governor.
And but but the paparazzi -- -- be you know leading up to the -- in they they're they're -- its components of the budget again.
The last guy who he grabbed his arm and everybody -- Theory goes again.
It was some TMC -- You know who baited -- but I think it's really kind of cool to not that it took it sent out the message right -- You provoke me enough right.
I'm not some well yes you are a popular extra.
-- and -- and your -- was like that are absolutely my dad was you know -- we drive and a Jones -- number -- You guys -- -- -- his -- appointments you know Freeman and his girlfriend with a finger prints my data -- Yeah great asset the only all the car ever get a just you know go out there this is not a left right thing.
And this is just about much about that current assistant common -- that I understand to a but I still -- -- education they -- would be -- I think -- -- records but I think what happened in your family I mean what why did set the disparate political -- -- the -- Jesus was that these against a component of it for you.
Listen -- the series but I get a kick out of when Alex on Letterman and he does he makes fun of me and and -- -- -- Because he knows that I know it's -- -- good clean fun and I had the same thing I mean right hand eighty's my body via at and and that we -- out there that they're Alec we Alec here's everything.
Yeah that's gonna wind shot and I were together for years and out and their islands are never ballot that Jones a little.
A -- Yeah but but I left.
And -- for me as if you if you just Alec will say that I was you know.
Hijacked by the Republican body -- his judgment like that and -- structure that has basically.
I believe as a Christian.
And as a person who reads Bible every day.
Really not just to get through -- you're the real to you intend to be and he you know -- thank -- movie gets into the -- in the real -- -- would get a certain moment yeah.
And done for me if you look at.
True to the true Christian things then that leans more towards conservatism yeah I disagreement.
-- -- you said that many views but I dispute that or anything or gay marriage.
I am up for gamers -- implement -- going against the -- While I'm not done much I don't think I union are heading out of it talks I didn't -- -- -- the it doesn't.
But Jesus never talked about politics about it.
Here is gonna happen is Allen comes you get -- the pearly gates decent but stand there -- ages ago and so.
It goes up.
By now but -- -- Stevens and it's only.
Number it save it you don't get this I'm a member of the tribe and Vietnam and now you're here and energy you can run its zero day at 8 o'clock -- -- tell me I'm gonna help.
None I've never says yeah but I think we all have the opportunity.
There but only -- if I didn't get him into an island and don't you wait oh come on don't even when normally when it is feared that if this is really -- company says it.
You that he was haven't fundamentally don't I don't I'm still haven't -- I get this all the time not only one way to heaven and see Jesus in the final exit visas -- on how it an island don't shoot the messenger.
-- on the Internet about Obama peace loving liberal OK I'm just you know apparently.
Yeah that's the deal.
I -- -- hey look you're -- you're welcome to believe that you know.
That is right obamacare there but you know I think that's a bad Tinto.
Items we can -- implement it would open about it wanna get.
You -- into it at this whole issue of forgiveness which you talk about.
In your film.
Which is colonial of the title having the -- yet -- the idea forgiving and open heart to me this is a very liberal concept I forgive -- -- the F bank you created you forgive.
It to me is very liberal and and and not set -- not set in stone you're not.
You know oil to a particular you willing to Alter or change that to me is a very little idea and Jesus was a radical not a liberal he is beyond -- Sure yeah that's true so when you say things like.
Well christianity really more about being conservative that's -- just I just mean I think there's I think that the values.
And values that lean towards the rights.
Are more correct in regard -- did Judeo Christian faith forgiveness slowly and even even loving your -- sure.
I mean the fact that when Obama set I was gonna and he wanted to go talk to Iran and Hillary Clinton and others had no wreckage of that but here's the problem that's -- here's the problem.
What was the first.
Of Obama's pen as president of United States is a benefactor was -- Lilly Ledbetter act which gave equal NATO we gave women the right currents are.
It was the reenacting of the 300 million dollars -- funding for international abortion.
That's the first Muslim or even register at but the fever -- one regardless favor if you -- -- -- bush and a threat however but my guess.
The laws of god according to the Bible -- about so.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah I really wanna share the -- and I think integrated -- message in this movie what's cool about the movie news and I play.
Kind of mostly that the the Aryan Nation in prison.
Is just I guess I don't know -- to compete at a the -- This report -- I played it the head of like 000 a white gang in this prison.
And the story the McPherson and -- Imus you -- like -- -- yeah.
And it's more like the -- work for me but.
Letting the bad -- film where a young Christian girl.
Is attacked she's ranked.
Gets pregnant it and decides to live -- -- faith.
And and radically.
She's gonna keep the baby and then.
Go back and and try to.
It's certainly -- friend her attacker but.
Bring her faith -- and he's got Christian parents who -- saying maybe you know kind of India on this one if you don't forgive the guy right and and and if you don't keep that it.
Yep they even make the suggest run them -- got to understand if you -- this kid yeah.
And and you know.
Letting the bad man is.
Fire proof it's not contagious it's it's really anymore.
In your face.
Dramatic faith based don't.
That that we've been -- with the -- Alan and I got a -- and now all kidding aside.
We screened the movie at different churches and different venues across country and we have had people.
Stand up during the Q and -- here is running down -- face him.
You know sisters of somebody who was raped twenty years ago and they're going you know I I you know I'm a Christian.
And I I don't think that it really forgiven the guy who attacked my sister or whatever so it's it's a very interest in moving story.
The bad man.
Did I read about the Clinton you're right we -- finished filming it while.
You know particularly in the faith based filmmaking world.
How you would -- you make for distribution to -- to was it hard to get this distributed.
It is controversial.
Actually that's that's a good observation because yet this was a little bit more racy for faced faith based on yeah.
But now that everybody's on board it's it's straight to dvd and it's -- -- television and you can download an -- of their doing it that way again because.
They felt like they could -- largest audience just.
Don't you do you feel as a Christian.
A desire to make a certain kind of film.
Is important you to incorporate your faith in whatever work you do at this point because this really does have a strong message which I think is beyond christianity.
Say you know listen my rule of thumb -- news.
Can I do something that I can use either in the can activity of -- -- the networking of it.
Are within the platform of it to do something that glorifies god.
That's that's kind of the the -- right is that always a thought it was any any project you accepted this most of them yeah I'd say eighty to 90% of doubt there's TV program on now I don't watch TV my kids don't watch TV.
There's a terrific TV show now called subvert it -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Joseph yeah there's a younger on -- that's at a high school actress and there's her dad and he's trip I'd much to do.
A character on something like that the -- so so what they do something main stream or secular government apps just depending on what look at stuff comes your way.
It's weird man not I I'll get stuff -- you know every three weeks that is similar to I wanna do a cameo.
You know some arc on this TV show where -- in any just -- the normal kind of stuff where they just think they're they're looking for somebody who's in -- and -- above a ball but most of the time.
You know it's it's something that.
Represents -- has represented.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- What your values are -- you know.
Alan I've been a born again Christian for almost ten years and probably in the last.
Four or five I'm really now looking more to.
Write produce and direct him to be directing a movie in the next four or five months with my brother William starring in the picture that will be a faith based on so I'm looking did you more of that.
I have my radio Sean don't you haven't got a -- -- the media company connected to that which is extreme media that's going fabulously.
And I get consultant and I'm doing other things.
And mostly focus on -- -- action.
In terms of work right now.
You know I'm gonna sound cheesy might -- Passion is how to -- Subsidize my income enough to be able to stay home when my wife and kids really.
I'd rather just stay home if I always used to say you know Irish Catholic work hard make you earned your keep -- Now -- -- -- the freak -- out tomorrow though that'd be fine -- mail it -- -- have no great desire to work as much as you just wanna be with your family -- as a -- to do that you don't really care about.
Putting at the message having a platform like greatest your passion and it is.
To stay in and the flow of God's leading.
As best I can arm and what that means is you know how my hearing from the holy spirit yeah.
You know people get creeped out by -- thought but.
This experience I'm having is real it's true it's authentic if you're reading God's word -- -- and you're doing what you should then.
God will speak to you about we're thinking we're not can go and what you should do -- I try to focus on that.
And again -- as usual.
As many times have been -- god has led me to you again I don't to -- is that just an answer this question I mean this -- -- -- -- with you my idea -- -- -- -- You might take this as a matter of time around you might think I'm being cute when I ask you this but I really mean it -- think that god.
It does lead you towards certain rules and certain parts and -- -- put that certain things in your -- on purpose.
Absolutely yeah there's no question and residing in the studio equipment but but but soda -- Really sure.
So something under way you that it decided this crusaders is from god.
I have to pray about it on and usually when I -- on I may be safe maybe that's why you're here.
You just -- went up for me.
Yeah -- I don't know I got hit there millionaire again.
Left left left I know you just looks like I think she is low and I just didn't feel.
The the answer to that is.
Sensibility and says cents sensitivity now for me it's at a place.
Kind of perpetually that I kind of have a good enough sense of of what's coming at me what's on and -- Discern those things quite rapidly do you do you proselytize to the people like you when you would you Brothers -- try to get them to come over to your religious.
Point of -- Oh now I'm kind of hey listen -- Alec Baldwin said one of the greatest -- to -- about.
Seven years ago about 23 years and in my walk of faith he.
You're sitting there and and he said so you're really serious about this whole thing you're doing now to remain incident years years years -- and -- -- said.
He should I can tell an exit -- wise that should well you know -- under the New York City and when I walked on the street somebody a Taurus -- some -- Serious excuse me -- -- Alec Baldwin hills say yes and -- either he takes picture -- to sign an autograph and so he he said that about 3040% of the time niceties walk in and straighten.
So embassy excuse me but aren't you go above and he'll reach for a pan or something -- -- -- could you do me a favor tell that brother Stephen -- god bless them early so.
It's the lord works in mysterious -- talent figure heading.
But -- you know.
That this message this is coming god -- this economic MC -- -- you know that the message is you're getting in prayer.
Are coming in the right place.
But it depends.
There can just be.
And intuition about it now within that -- that there's a piece that can come about right -- thinking or thought.
-- then there is the kinda.
Christianity on steroids which is the baptism of the holy spirit people who speak in tongues and prophesied and all that stuff.
Yeah now if you keep this up down -- I'm gonna lay hands on don't -- there -- okay that the U you're -- -- Go there yet.
Does your family except his faith and get a you know evangelical have you left the Catholic Church prevent absolutely.
Yeah absolutely I mean there's so much.
Good guys -- got a tight I don't want Everett you know disrespect anybody but that there's just there's a whole lot.
If you look at catholicism there's just a whole lot with what priest teach.
That doesn't necessarily aligned with argument that I -- -- your family your friends can.
What we just don't go -- -- admits that -- two Catholic men in and my wife's -- sure and I do it my and we at all sure and I just.
You know see the thing that's that's that's -- a -- he kind of art here in the in the Baldwin existence has.
My mom's sister of the Wii's.
Has been for thirty years he creepy crazy -- and -- and speak and in times praying for the family.
My wife and -- You know kind of jump on that bandwagon and she said to me she's the sweetest -- And she said to me like four years ago I was up in Syracuse visiting and ships visiting her house with my wife and I spend a lot of time with.
My mom Carol sister Louise and her husband Johnson we go to aunt Louise and uncle John's over time and you know everybody loves the tournament but -- but there that.
You know my aunt Louise -- city elect.
Price -- and theft.
Quit which is great and and my four years ago Miami recess.
You know Stephen.
To be honest with you the lower.
I really all these years of prayer for the Stanley.
Really would've thought.
The -- would have touched.
-- first half I have less expect to see you.
I said -- is the -- words and mysterious to there is -- loving the bad man -- people can get it where and they can see it -- -- -- -- every chance on Amazon it's -- say it's all over the place you can just go to loving the bad man I think it's movie -- Google search Google search loving the bad -- -- movie.
I'd have taken the web since its all of you -- by the dvd downloaded all kinds Stephen efficacy and thank you very -- -- your -- rather desolate.