The Boss Baby tells the story of Seven-year-old Tim Templeton as he suddenly finds his share of parental love plummeting when his new baby brother (Alec Baldwin) arrives — wearing a suit and toting a briefcase — and makes it clear to everyone that he’s in charge. But when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is on a secret mission, he reluctantly agrees to team up with his pint-sized sibling for an epic adventure that might just change the world!
The film is ultimately an adventure-comedy about family and belonging. In addition to Alec Baldwin, THE BOSS BABY features the voice talents of a stellar cast including Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Miles Bakshi and Tobey Maguire.
Alec explained the process of how he got the role of The Boss Baby. As you can imagine, he doesn’t have to audition for parts these days. He is offered pretty big roles and has to say “no” to a lot of projects because there isn’t enough time to fit it all in. An actors dream right? But I can tell you he is very humble about his role as an A list celebrity and fatherhood has played a part in that.
He says he approached this animated role as he would any other film. Alec really took the time to find a character for this film and says the biggest challenge was finding the character again even when the recording sessions were weeks apart. Sometimes they would go up to 12 weeks between recording sessions when making The Boss Baby.
As an actor I loved hearing him talk about the preparation that went into creating this character. He says he worked with producers to find the right voice, and develop a character for The Boss Baby. But before we could get too deep into the analysis of the Boss Baby character he remarked that he realizes this isn’t Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. It’s easy to get too actory when talking about roles but I love that he keeps things in perspective.
I wanted to know how his perspective on work has changed since he became a father. His oldest daughter Ireland is 21 from his marriage to actress Kim Basinger and he has three other children, 3-year-old Carmen, 2-year-old Rafael and 9-month-old Leonardo, with his wife Hilaria. Listen to the episode to hear what he says has made the biggest difference and who he says is the real boss baby in his family.
It was such a pleasure listening to such an accomplished actor reveal some of his insights on the acting process and filmmaking process. The Boss Baby has made almost $500 million at the box office proving that Alec Baldwin truly is the boss on-screen, at home and at the box office.
Dreamworks’ The Boss Baby stars Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Toby Maguire and Steve Buscemi. Now you can watch The Boss Baby on Digital HD (Amazon, iTunes) and buy it on Blu-Ray/DVD on July 25th to see just how boss The Boss Baby is.
THE BOSS BABY Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and Digital HD extras:
- NEW Mini Adventure: The Boss Baby and Tim’s Treasure Hunt Through Time – Narrated by Wizzie, the magical wizard, join Boss Baby and Tim on their adventure!
- The Forever Puppy Infomercial – Always playful, always snuggly, and everlastingly cute; The Forever Puppy is destined to win the cuteness competition with babies once and for all.
- BabyCorp and You – Helpful advice and more for new infants on the job at BabyCorp.
- Babies vs. Puppies: Who Do YOU Love? – Who has won the hearts of families once and for all? This “scientific” experiment compares and contrasts factors such as “cuddliness,” “adorability,” and “attention grabbing techniques” used by both demanding competitors.
- The Boss Baby’s Undercover Team – From Staci, the note taker who can’t read, to Jimbo the huge baby who’ll take a suction cup arrow for the Boss, to the triple-threat of the Triplets, Boss Baby dives deeper into this team of cute corporate board members.
- Cookies are for Closers: Inside BabyCorp – Go behind the scenes with Director Tom McGrath as he introduces us to BabyCorp, a secret organization of infants united for a common goal in
THE BOSS BABY.
- The Great Sibling Competition – A fun, kid-friendly and humorous look at the competition among siblings to win the affection of their parents. Explore conversations with the cast and crew on their competitive sibling relationships and get very special insights from Boss Baby himself: Alec Baldwin.