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How Alec Baldwin Picks Up Women

Photo of Alec Baldwin carrying Hilaria Thomas up a red-carpeted stair at Cannes

He takes the direct approach:

Ms. Thomas and Mr. Baldwin met in February 2011, at Pure Food and Wine, a restaurant in New York. “I was standing near the door with my friends when he walked up and took my hand and said, ‘I must know you,’ ” Ms. Thomas said.
“You must know me?’ ” she replied, after which she said they stood chatting. “And then he gave me his card.”
Mr. Baldwin, who readily confessed that his opening line “was none too clever,” recalled how he had noticed Ms. Thomas with friends at the restaurant and felt compelled to introduce himself. Confirming that he had handed her his phone number, Mr. Baldwin said, “I never ask women for their phone numbers.”
“None too clever?” It was clever enough. He’s 54, she’s 28, and they were married this weekend.
Photo of Alec Baldwin holding the hand of Hilaria Thomas, as they both stand on a red carpet in formal clothes

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