Politics

Audio: Alec Baldwin Won't Run for NYC Mayor

| by Michael Allen

Last June, news surfaced that Alec Baldwin was considering an eventual run for Mayor of New York City. However, he nixed the idea during a recent episode of his WNYC podcast (below) while interviewing British director Stephen Daldry.

Baldwin said: “I’ve lost my appetite. Plus the people that are running for mayor – I know this is terrible – I look at them and I don’t see myself in that crowd. They’re like a guy on a date that you can tell he just can’t wait to get his hand up your blouse before even the lights go out in the theatre."

"They’re all just so horny for it. Horny for their own ascension. Whereas for me, I’ve got a job now – which, I’ve got a good job. Is the most creative thing in the world? Am I doing 'The Insider' with Michael Mann? Am I doing some edgy, like finely chiseled social drama? No. Am I doing 'To Kill a Mockingbird?' No, I’m doing a sitcom."

"But we have fun, and it’s a family and I love being in New York and I’ve got a life. It’s been a great harbor for me in my life. Give this up for what? I give up money and fame and position and success, I give up this wonderful life I have now in exchange for the chance to really change things. Yeah, I’m not quite sure you can anymore.”

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