Alec Baldwin arrived late, then refused to go sailing as planned

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“It’s 105 degrees outside. [Baldwin] calls me over: ‘Sit down, sit down. Umm,’ he said, ‘I’m not going out on the boat. It’s too hot. It’s 20 f—ing minutes to get out, and you have to go 2 f—ing miles an hour. . . . I’m not doing it.’ It’s like, What do you mean? But you can’t argue with him — he’s not going to change his mind. So I’m thinking on my feet and I say, ‘Okay, what about we go to my friend’s pool?’ He looked me up and down — I’m pretty scruffy — and he said, ‘Your friend doesn’t have a f—ing pool.’ And I’m like, ‘Trust me, my friend has got a pool, and it’s about half a mile away from here.’ So he kind of looks at me and goes, ‘Yeah, all right.'”

via Celebrity Portraits by Jake Chessum – Photo Gallery – LIFE.

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  1. That IS awesome! And great thinking on the photogs part. Shots turned out pretty interesting… more so than on a boat maybe but who knows.?. Luv the shot with the kids. Very down to earth. And ditto Rob… Alec rocks! My three yr old luvs him too : )

  2. The ability to think on your feet … to be a problem solver … is very important. Probably the most important thing for a photographer. Having the personality, to get someone wearing a suite into the pool, is second.

  3. I loved reading all the behind the lens stories from Jake Chessum. His photos already have so much character- it was nice reading from his perspective. I have a lot of respect for him.

  4. Sounds like Baldwin was actually pretty cool to work with and that in the end maybe Jake got a lot better outcome than he might have had they gone out on the boat. Cool story about rolling with the flow and adapting to what you’re given to work with. Well done Jake.