Genevieve Sabourin, otherwise known as Alec Baldwin's stalker, has made quite a name for herself in the span of 48 hours.
The 40-year-old Canadian actress first made headlines on Sunday, when she showed up to Baldwin's Manhattan home, unexpected. She was arrested later that day on charges of stalking and harassing -- and that was days after Sabourin showed up to Baldwin's other home in the Hamptons, unexpected, and days after she showed up to a Lincoln Center movie screening, hosted by Baldwin.
On Monday, Sabourin was released without bail, and ordered by Manhattan Criminal Court to stay away from the 30 Rock actor, the Associated Press reports (via The Huffington Post).
Baldwin will receive a temporary order of protection, effective immediately.
The 54-year-old Baldwin, who recently proposed to his yoga-instructor girlfriend Hilaria Thomas, 28, spoke out on the stalker ordeal for the first time on Tuesday -- via Twitter.
Isn't it odd when an accused stalker is in handcuffs, being taken away by the cops, yet smiles for the cameras? he wrote.
The post was re-tweeted by Thomas, who also wrote Life stops when u let crazy people dictate ur activities . . . this woman has taken up enough of our time & energy. Now we have to trust the judicial system that they will protect us.
As Genevieve Sabourin slowly makes her exit out of Hollywood headline land, here are 5 things to know about the actress, who will undoubtedly have a hard time shedding her new title as Alec Baldwin's stalker.
It seems like most headlines about Sabourin have identified her, first and foremost, as a stalker, which is quickly followed by her citizenship: Canadian. According to the New York Daily News, Sabourin ditched her Canadian home in Montreal as recent as late March, in a grand move to New York to launch a comedy career and to be closer to Baldwin. The lesson here? Not all Canadians are like Ryan Gosling.
The Eddie Murphy connection
While Eddie Murphy most likely had no direct hand in introducing Baldwin and Sabourin, the two did meet on the set of Murphy's 2002 flop The Adventures of Pluto Nash. Baldwin had a cameo, while Sabourin served as a unit publicist, reports CNN. Maybe the film will make more money via DVD sales, now that the title has been mentioned so many times this week in connection with Sabourin's stalker roots.
Sabourin loves to e-mail
At least a dozen e-mails in five days. That's how many messages Sabourin reportedly sent to Baldwin last week. But it's not the first time Sabourin has bombarded Baldwin's inbox. In 2010, after he had dinner with Sabourin as a favor to a friend, the latter sent so many texts and e-mails that Baldwin changed his phone number, prosecutors revealed in a Manhattan court on Monday (via the New York Daily News).
Example of a recent e-mail, sent Apr. 4, 2012: I NEED YOU NOW, PLEASE ALEC COME AND PICK ME UP NOW. I AM LESS THAN 10 MIN AWAY FROM YOU TONIGHT. SAY I DO TO ME.
Professionally, Sabourin has not worked in five years
At least, according to her IMDB profile. Her last credited project was one episode of C.A., a Canadian comedy drama series that ran for four seasons. Sabourin played the role of Shooter Girl. The rumor that her recent move to New York was for a career in comedy could explain the gap in non-movie/television roles. (But really, there's nothing funny about stalking Alec Baldwin).
She'll be back . . .
. . . in court on May 14 for a hearing in Manhattan. The temporary protection against Baldwin (and girlfriend Hilaria Thomas) will last until then. But for now, Sabourin is to stay away from the couple and refrain from sending any e-mails or text messages, as ordered by the judge.