Emilio Estevez and Alec Baldwin are among Hollywood’s growing list of bromances. They’re in good company, joining the ranks of bromances including those of Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth as well as Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon among others.
Then came he and his brother, Charlie Sheen, who have both made careers as actors. As for Baldwin, he’s the oldest of four siblings who are all actors. He and his younger brothers Daniel, William, and Stephen, have pursued careers in acting.
They’ve known each other ‘casually’ for years
A movie written, directed, and directed by Estevez brought him and Baldwin together. The Public, which debuted in Jan. 2018, is about a librarian (Estevez) who inadvertently finds himself forced to choose sides when homeless patrons in the library refuse to leave on an especially cold night. Baldwin plays a detective set on getting the patrons to exit the library.
“I’ve known him casually, run into him here and there, loved his dad [Martin Sheen] forever and when that opportunity comes with someone like him if you’re free, you go,” Baldwin told The Hollywood Reporter in April 2019.
Estevez admitted in a Jan. 2020 interview with The Guardian he hadn’t seen Baldwin in decades before working with him on The Public. The 57-year-old also recalled what he thought of Baldwin when they first crossed paths back in the 1980s when the two were trying to make names for themselves in Hollywood.
He continued, saying, “I was part of this group of scrappers – me, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn – and when Alec Baldwin came in the room the whole industry was like, ‘OK, this guy’s a great actor, and he’s gorgeous!’ So we had this absolute jealousy of Alec Baldwin.”