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Alec Baldwin talks Cannes mishap

Alec Baldwin has vowed to never again pick his wife up while at an international film event.

The actor is expecting a baby girl with Hilaria Thomas and attempted to show the world how in love they are at the annual event last month. Apparently overcome by passion, the 55-year-old star picked up his pregnant wife and planted a kiss on her mouth. Unfortunately he misjudged the angle and revealed a little too much of Hilaria to gleeful photographers.

"I will never pick my wife up again at a film festival," he laughed to Access Hollywood. "She had a few choice words."

Alec also mused about becoming a father again, admitting it's a concept which blows his mind. He already has 17-year-old daughter Ireland with his ex-wife Kim Basinger.

"If you could go back to when you were 25 or 30, and think how your life would turn out… I never imagined I would be sitting at a table with my wife having a baby and I have a daughter that’s almost 18 years old," he admitted. "It’s bizarre."

Alec has struggled with fame at times and has a notoriously patchy relationship with photographers. He has been accused of being abusive towards paparazzi many times in the past and is incredibly protective of his family.

Ireland recently began launching her career and is now a model. Alec wants the best for her but isn't unduly worried about how she will cope with being in the public eye. Although his split from Kim was acrimonious, he knows she has taught their daughter some great life lessons.

"The good news is my daughter is someone who… somewhat understands," he explained.

"Her mother is obviously one of the most beautiful women that [has] ever lived - and even divorce doesn’t muddy my view of that. Kim is one of the most beautiful women that ever lived and even Ireland sees that, that fades or it’s not necessarily the coin of the realm for very long. And, she’s funny. She’s smart, she’s clever… I think that’s what’s going to carry her through if she has a career in acting."

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