The recent controversy surrounding Hilaria Baldwin and her legacy has rung a bell for shrewd fans of 30 Rock.
Viewers of the sitcom may recall a storyline in the first season in which Alec Baldwin’s character Jack proposes to his girlfriend Phoebe (Emily Mortimer) – only for Liz Lemon of Tina Fey to realize that Phoebe is faking her English accent and is, in fact, American.
Alec Baldwin’s real wife, Hilaria Baldwin, has been accused in recent days of pretending to be of Spanish origin. Social media users have taken a close look at their accent in various videos and referred to their biographical details.
Baldwin She herself refused to create a false narrative about her background The New York Times: “There’s nothing I’m doing wrong and I think there’s a difference between hiding and creating a border.”
She has publicly confirmed that she was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
In the wake of the controversy, a clip was posted on social media with the plot of the first season, in which Phoebe is exposed as an American.
It takes place over the course of two episodes – “Corporate Crush” and “Cleveland” – which aired in positions 19 and 20 of the season, respectively.
In “Corporate Crush” Jack proposes to Phoebe and she accepts his marriage offer. In Cleveland, Liz confronts Phoebe about the impending union. During their conversation, Phoebe slips and her English accent is nowhere to be heard as she tells Liz in clear American tones: “You don’t know anything about me, so withdraw!”
“What happened to your accent?” Liz asks in astonishment.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about, you fool,” replies Phoebe, emphasizing her false English accent again.
in the 30 skirtJack and Phoebe end their engagement.
In real life, Alec Baldwin posted an Instagram video appearing to be defending his wife without naming her and criticizing the coverage of the controversy on Twitter.