Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Thomas are residents of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, and apparently the couple rode out Hurricane Sandy in their apartment. They documented the experience on video.
According to TODAY, the celebrity couple managed to make it through the storm but not without a couple of hardships, hardships that include having to move Hilaria’s gowns out of her leaking closet and to a drier location.
“We already have a leak. Of course, in my closet. I have to take out all my red carpet dresses, because of the leak,” Thomas said as Baldwin took video of the dresses, draped sadly over a bedside in the wake of storm-related dampness.
Hilaria then bravely stepped out onto her balcony, scanning potted plants that have been toppled over (“Maybe that’s where my leak is from?” she wonders) before going back inside, where she starts feeling a bit stir crazy. “It’s yoga time,” Thomas says as she preps for a candlelit workout.
By 5:45 am Tuesday, with the power out, Alec and Hilaria were left to watch a movie on their laptop, with what little battery remained. The film that they decided to watch was Mirage with Gregory Peck. Baldwin, being the director that he is, feeds Hilaria her line: “So while we’re in a blackout, we’re watching a movie with a blackout.”
By Wednesday, Baldwin’s filming of the storm seemed to be over. The actor went back to tweeting saying, “I suppose, at this point, the critical mass has been reached re a need 4 action on climate change.”
Here is the footage of Hilaria and Alec riding out Hurricane Sandy.