Kim Basinger doesn’t understand selfies, says: ‘I’m more bare-footed Rastafarian’


After the past year of Anger-Bear eruptions from Alec Baldwin, can we safely say that Kim Basinger (Alec’s ex-wife) has never looked better? Years ago, there were many charges against Kim, that she was “crazy” or that she wanted to take their daughter Ireland away from Alec. But all I can say is that I think Kim was probably a good mother and she likely gave Ireland at least one steady, non-ragey parent. Kim’s been getting a bit more attention lately – she’s re-signed to a modeling agency and it seems like she’s ready to re-enter public life after a multi-year absence. Kim gave an interview to Interview Mag, and she discussed this whole selfie phenomenon.

While Kim Basinger’s daughter Ireland Baldwin posts endless selfies, the 60-year-old actress is no fan of the online obsession.

“If you look at this generation of selfies and selfies and selfies, it seems a little bit scary,” she tells Interview. “I like to see a driven kid, somebody who wants to come from the ground up . . . you just don’t know what’s going to happen to this generation.”

Basinger also admits that despite her sexy image, “I’m more bare-footed Rastafarian, crazy.”

[From Page Six]

Ha, she’s not really a “bare-footed Rastafarian,” but I bet she’s more of an earth-mother/hippie type. It seems weird that Kim has no understanding of the whole selfie thing when her daughter is pretty much queen of the selfie. Seriously, just look at Ireland’s Instagram. The girl is self-obsessed. She’s also a teenager, so it comes with the territory.

Meanwhile, Ireland got a job! Ireland is going to be a “fashion correspondent” for TVGN’s live Oscar red carpet coverage.




Photos courtesy of WENN, Ireland’s Instagram.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She looks great for her age, but God, I hate women in men’s suits and ties. It just looks stupid, like a costume. But if you insist on wearing it, don’t wear your hair like a man as well. Contrast the masculine with the feminine, as Angelina Jolie did in her tuxedo.

    • V4Real says:

      “But if you insist on wearing it, don’t wear your hair like a man as well. Contrast the masculine with the feminine, as Angelina Jolie did in her tuxedo.”

      I think it’s this particular suit that is not working for Kim. It’s almost too masculine no matter how her hair is styled.

  2. Sullivan says:

    Kim Basinger is a gorgeous woman. When she was young she was smoking hot, yet she’s managed to age with grace. She didn’t feel the desperate need to prove she’s sexy and desirable after she hit middle age by dressing like a teenager and going overboard with procedures.

  3. Tanguerita says:

    Kim has always been a queen, she doesn’t need to hustle and to put herself out there anymore. But her daughter is quite an ordinarily looking girl, she needs all the help she can get.

  4. Jennabean says:

    I think it is sad how self obsessed this generation is. I’m 30 and I don’t get this constant need to just take pictures of yourself . I also don’t understand the whole taking pictures of your food before you eat it but that’s another article.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      It is mystifying. My older nieces and nephews take constant selfies and food pictures. Oh, that’s a cupcake. There you are in your car. Uh huh. Thank you.
      But what drives me more crazy is my niece’s vague posting. She implies that something really dramatic is going on and she’s really upset, but she doesn’t say what it is. I just ignore it now.

      • gg says:

        oh — haha I know what you’re talking about. Drama queens. I think it drives them crazy when people don’t get all flabbered and go ARE YOU OKAY HONEY, TALK TO ME …. So I make it a point to never do that. Overindulging attention-seeker teenagers doesn’t help them, it only delays their development or permanently wrecks it.

        And I can understand making an extraordinarily pretty fabulous meal or birthday cake when you don’t usually do that, and taking a photo of it. I do find it interesting what people make in their own homes because I stopped cooking years ago. But constantly with the hamburger and the cupcake and the sandwich, no.

    • V4Real says:

      I give my friends and family members such side-eyes when I see them taking pics of their food and posting it on FB.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I don’t get it either. I have a really hard time taking selfies because it feels soooooo vain. Profile picture selection kind of makes me stress….I tend to use photos of me with my friends or family as my profile shot.

  5. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Ireland looks more like Alec.

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    Ugh…I hate selfies…I have a couple of friends who post 6 or 7 selfies a day on facebook with the caption “just me”…makes me want to scream!!!!

    Kim looks great, but I’m not liking the severity of her hair pulled back like that…God only knows what that woman endured in that marriage to AB…

    • lenje says:

      Oh dear, the “just me” caption always drives me nuts!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I always get so afraid when I see all of the selfies taken while driving in the car. Who is watching the road if you are taking pictures of yourself?

  7. bns says:

    People are so overdramatic about selfies/social media. It’s not that serious.

    • cmc says:

      Agreed. I don’t think it’s anything new either- just wayyy more visible. I can remember in middle school all of the girls smooshing together to take “selfies” and then decorating scrapbooks when the photos were developed, and overdramatic types treating their AIM away messages like tweets/FB posts now. The only difference is the scrapbooks were at home, and the AIM away messages didn’t get saved as a record. If we’d had cell phone cameras and twitter when I was a preteen/teen I bet we’d do the same dang thing.

      • bns says:

        This so much. And back then the older generation was complaining about your generation just like the older generation is now complaining about mine. Selfie taking and tweeting are the least of our problems as a society.

  8. neelyo says:

    Ireland’s a pretty enough girl, but she’s got nothing on her mother, even now.

    • Kiddo says:

      She’s pretty, but she is incredibly annoying. Have you seen her interviewed?
      She has nothing on her mother or father. Both have their individual talents, but Ireland seems to be going the fame and attention route of the Kardashians, through social media and constant selfies. She may not be, but she comes across as immensely vain and not much of anything else.

    • basil says:

      Her face is so big and lacks the exotic beauty of her mom. Like you see a little bit Basinger but mostly it’s all tall big faced thin lipped baldwin. Though she does seem to be relentlessly plumping those lips with fillers/injections trying to get her mother’s famous pout. The pics exist of her from a few years ago with small thin lips however. She should just be who she is. Also she’s setting herself up for a not so serious career. College and drama school and the arts would have been better bets than getting a gig as an 18 yr old Oscars fashion correspondent on Et with no fashion experience, barely any modeling experience, who isn’t an actress either.

    • Tazina says:

      Ireland is her own person. Why is she expected to be as pretty as her mother? I’m not sure why this continual criticism of her looks and not being as “attractive” as her mother keeps being brought up. They are two separate individuals. DUH… Even Ireland has commented on her mother’s beauty. She’s pretty as her own individual and she’s making her way in the world. As for the selfies, she is a teenager. As self-absorbed as this might seem, this is what teenagers do.

      I also saw her interviewed. What do you expect from a 17 year old?

      • Kiddo says:

        “What do you expect from a 17 year old?”

        I don’t expect anything, but surely you can imagine some variation within an age group, right? There was a kid on, around the same age, who was discussing how he had been making little indie films: rather than discussing the finer points of how a photo of his ass came into being on the internet. So I believe that there are variations of depth in people at any age.

      • Maggie says:

        @Tazina – you said exactly what i wanted to. The girl is seventeen, give her a break!

      • neelyo says:

        If she doesn’t want to be judged on her looks, then she should do something else besides model.

  9. smee says:

    I hope she is a barefoot Rastafarian! Finally, people can say they like the herb and not be ashamed.

    Frankly I’m SHOCKED that Alec isn’t (out)raged by some of the racy shots Ireland posts of herself.

    • John Wayne Lives says:

      this self description made me laugh! not because I think it’s untrue but because I always pictured her as more of a slinking around her mansion in bare feet and silk dressing gown kind of woman. I like her more now 🙂
      and while I think Ireland is a pretty girl, her mother is far far away more beautiful. she’s always been so perfectly stunning!!

  10. nenou says:

    Ireland looks like christina aguilera on the first pic and a mix of scar jo and anna paquin on the other one

  11. serena says:

    She looks botoxed.

  12. Renee says:

    Barefoot Rastafarian, what the hell does that even mean?? Does she believe that Haile Selassie was the living incarnation of God???

  13. Dawn says:

    I saw her up close in a grocery store in the 80’s when she was hanging around Prince and I gotta say that woman was pristine looking. Her skin was stunning and her hair looked like it was thicker than oatmeal. There was nothing fake or phony about her and she looked like she had very little makeup on, just a lip gloss from what I can remember. I think she has aged well like a fine bottle of wine.

  14. Ginger says:

    I’m not above the occasional selfie or taking a photo of food if it’s something I worked hard on and am proud of… And if I go out and am served a piece of art on a plate…I like to document the gorgeous food before I eat it. It’s a huge thing and of course restaurants don’t mind as long as you snap a decent photo. If you are going to do it…use the HDR setting and not flash since that makes good food look unappealing and washed out. What I don’t understand about the younger generation is the need to post EVERYTHING on Facebook. That is not only monotonous but sometimes disrespectful of others at times. My family got into an argument recently that was started by my much younger brother posting insensitive remarks on his Facebook page. Not cool. Sometimes things are meant to be private but those lines are being blurred.

  15. Lucybelle says:

    I wish the selfie trend would die a slow fiery death. It’s one thing to post a picture of yourself with a great new haircut or something and no one else is around to take your picture for you. It’s another to either a) take a picture of your reflection in the mirror or b) take a picture of yourself making some stupid Jim Halpert-looking face with a caption that says “just me” or some variation. It’s the worst when grown ass adults do it.

  16. Lisa says:

    … What is that Rasatafari comment?

  17. hopperlea says:

    It’s not just this generation. I have a FB full of people in their 30’s and 40’s who are obsessed with selfies and a pic of how great their stop @ Starbucks was. I can understand pics of places been, a personal life goal or a random selfie, but when it’s constant, it’s just bizarre to me.

  18. Musi says:

    She’s 60? She looks great!

  19. Isabelle says:

    Can’t understand the selfie crazy either. A lot of younger people don’t take everyday selfies just the occasional one. Then there are the ones that take numerous ones a day and flood social media with them. Makes me rolls my eyes because it’s usually the same people. At least the selfie crazy is a visual indicator of a possible narcissist and you can tell now which people in your life are full of themselves.

  20. Sweetpea says:

    Who would have guessed that she became the sane one in the family. I thought Alec was her anchor to reality. Maybe not!

  21. Wow Shock says:

    I like Kim and I remember her off the planet hotness in her younger years. (seems rude to call her hot as she’s a lady now.) But she’s a recluse and not that normal.