Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin’s Daughter Ireland Complains About Her Career: “Modeling Is Hard!”
Sitting pretty might be harder than it looks.
Ireland Basinger Baldwin, the daughter of Hollywood heavyweights Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, definitely inherited her parents good looks. So it’s no surprise that the 17-year-old, who recently appeared in a spread in ELLE, would pursue a career in modeling. But in the winter issue of DuJour, the young stunner says that her new career is more demanding than she ever imagined.
“Modeling is much harder than I anticipated,” she says. “It really takes a lot out of you. Though, it’s really fun and I never thought I would meet all these lovely people. I wish I’d known to avoid Internet comments. It’s best just to ignore them and reject any negativity.”
One of the people Ireland has been happy to meet is famed photographer Bruce Weber, who actually shot Ireland’s mother Kim many years ago.
“I am honored,” she said. “Bruce was one of the nicest men I have ever met, and he was so professional. I loved working with him. The photos he shot of my mom were stunning. I would love to work with him again. I thought the [Ireland] theme was amazing. I loved seeing all the male models in kilts, and I loved dancing with the professional bagpipe players.”
Also like her parents, Ireland hopes to one day end up on the big screen instead of just inside fashion magazines.
“My end goal is to act, write and direct,” Ireland admitted. “I’m interested in everything in front of and behind the camera. Acting has always been an interest of mine—I’ve been imitating people since I was a little girl. I grew up on my parents’ movie sets and so desperately wanted to be in their position. I would love to be in a comedy or remake of a classic novel. I truly admire Chloë Moretz. I think she is brilliant and could kill any role. I also love Jack Nicholson. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Shining are two of my favorite films. He can do no wrong.”
Check out Ireland in DuJour below and read her full interview here. Do you think modeling is as hard as Ireland says it is?