Alec Baldwin: I’m Done With Public Life

February 25, 2014

Alec Baldwin says he’s had enough and is through with public life.

“I’ve lived this for 30 years, I’m done with it,” the actor said in this week’s New York magazine cover story. 

“I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media,” he continues, “but this is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.”

Baldwin, 55, blames 2013, which he says “was actually a great year, because my wife (Hilaria) and I had a baby. But, yeah, everything else was pretty awful.”

Last year, Baldwin was accused of homophobic remarks which cost him his role on MSNC and his reputation. He also lost his faith in the media, which he dubs “Hate Incorporated.”
“Now I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible,” he says. “Paparazzi today are part of a network that includes the Huffington Post and, much to my dismay, even NBC News, in their reliance on tabloid reporting.”

In the scathing piece, he also targets CNN host Anderson Cooper (the “self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture,” (Valenti ran the Motion Picture Association of America) and popular political commentator Rachel Maddow, calling her a phony and claiming she tried to get him fired from MSNBC.

And he’s not just through with public life, but his beloved New York as well.

“I just can’t live in New York anymore,” he writes. “Everything I hated about L.A. I’m beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”

Do you think this is the last we’ll see of Alec Baldwin?


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