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."
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"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.”