Alec Baldwin says that he is so determined to make his second marriage work that he is putting his marriage before his career and is keeping it as normal as he possibly can.
He said that his first marriage to Kim Basinger was under a lot of strain because of both of their busy work schedules and says that he wants his second marriage to Hilaria Thomas to be different.
He said to Total Film magazine, “I want it to be different. When I was younger, I was married to a woman who was very successful. When you’re both in the business, you both know that you’re going to light one film off the other. It’s like chain smoking. You just have to do one after the other. You sense that this isn’t right, you have this daunting, overwhelming, overarching priority that takes you away for long periods at a time. Now I’m with someone who’s not in the business and I would like to have a different life this time, have it be more normal.”
He went on to say of his first marriage, “If you took a stopwatch and a calendar and you mapped out how much time you really got to spend that was private and real, it’s startingly little. You put a lot of energy into…your work. You do the best you can at the time, but a marriage has to be a priority.”