Last June, news surfaced that Alec Baldwin, actor, activist, and friend who has words, was considering an eventual run for Mayor of New York City. However, it now seems like that is unlikely as he threw cold water on the idea during an episode of his WNYC podcast, Here’s the Thing, saying that he had “lost the appetite” for the position.
The comments came during an episode in which he was interviewing the director Stephen Daldry. Baldwin asked Daldry about comments he’d made saying that being Mayor of London would be fun and Daldry turned it around on him, asking about Baldwin’s supposed political aspirations. However, Baldwin seemed less than interested saying that, despite Daldry’s support, a campaign was doubtful.
“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 any more.”
Listen to the clip from WNYC below and listen to the full podcast here.
(h/t Entertainment Weekly)
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