Alec Baldwin Solemnly Swears to Quit Twitter and Acting Forever
Alec Baldwin is cranky. Alec Baldwin doesn't know "what the young people listen to," and Alec Baldwin definitely doesn't want his unborn child's future best friend Susie to recognize him on the tellyvision. So Alec Baldwin is quitting Twitter and (threatening) to quit acting forever.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Balwdin opened up about these and other grievances that have been bothering him as of late—the aches in his belly, the thorns in his heel, the bees in his bonnet. It seems life is really grating on the guy.
Here are more gems from the interview:
Baldwin on the classics.
You like classic movies—you’re on TCM sometimes—and classical music, right?
I’m 55, man, yeah. It’s all classical now. My whole life is classical now. Except my wife. I don’t have a classical wife. I have a classy wife, but I don’t have a classical wife.
Baldwin on his upcoming role in Woody Allen's new movie, Blue Jasmine.
My character is not that important. My character is there to drive the story. The real thing in this movie is Cate Blanchett shows you again—again—why she is one of the three greatest movie actresses alive today. Being around her was like being on cocaine. She was such a thrill. I love her.
Baldwin on vulnerability and whether he will ever tweet again.
Never. No…. [I learned] this is all a waste of time. Meaning it’s fun sometimes, but less and less, and less. It’s just another chink in your armor for people to come and kill you. I stopped and said to myself, I’m going to try where I just don’t do this anymore.
Baldwin on his future child's future friend's mother's opinions on his acting career.
I’m having a baby. And everyone has seen how certain things have played out with my daughter, which as been very painful—it’s been really unpleasant. That has consequences, and I do not want that to happen with my next child. I have one dream in my life and that is that this daughter I’m having—she comes to me about seven or eight years from now, she has a friend, and she’s at her house and she says, “Daddy, Susie’s mom says you used to be on TV. Daddy, is that true?” She has no knowledge of me as a public person. That would be heaven for me.
Concern from the VF interviewer, Bennett Marcus, about Baldwin's future:
You’re not going to quit acting, though, are you?
I’d love to if I could, yeah. That would be the greatest thing in the world.
Other highlights to read about at Vanity Fair: he desperately wants to interview Edward Snowden, he collects classic travel alarm clocks.
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