As Vanity Fair‘s Mr. August, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin gives an interview that comes off a little bit…like he’s skipped a couple of Rageaholics Anonymous meetings. Baldwin tells Vanity Fair‘s Todd S. Purdum that since that fateful voicemail to his daughter Ireland Baldwas was released, he has improved on both his relationships with his wife and daughter and his volatile temper, despite getting into it with a Daily News photographer just last week. However, he doesn’t do much for his case when he talks about the players in that dreadful scenario.
According to Vanity Fair, Baldwin “outlined vivid fantasies of the gruesome ways in which he might have murdered his wife’s lawyer,” one of those methods being with a baseball bat. And as for TMZ’s Harvey Levin, the guy who posted that voice mail, Baldwin says,
“I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut him and kill him and I wanted him to die breathing his last breath looking into my eyes.”
Umm… Even the fact that he used the past tense can’t really soften a death wish like that. But hey, at least therapy has helped him pinpoint exactly where his rage comes from.
“You know, Hollywood does draw some very strange characters, and then the power of Hollywood and what they can do with it becomes like a blood sport to them.”
Okay so maybe the man is still sorting through his emotions. But I gotta say, personally, a guy that called his daughter a “pig,” a “thoughtless pain in the ass,” and a “daughter-of-a-bitch” doesn’t scream life partner to me. Or you didn’t hear? Baldwin’s remarried. To a 28-year old yoga instructor. Who “wasn’t quite sure who he was” when they first met. Let’s just say it all together: Bullshit.
So, what do you think? Lost puppy trying to find himself again? Jerk? If you think this question isn’t of much importance now, be warned. You could be asking yourself this very question in a ballot box some time in the way-too-near future.
“I think I do want to go into politics. I really, really do,” Baldwin said. “And I don’t know if I will.” He said he imagines Obama saying to himself, “’Wow, this isn’t what I thought it was going to be.’ You’ve got to put up with all this shit. If I want to run, run for what? You have to stop and ask a lot of whys. Run for the glory? Run to complete some missing piece of myself? I can keep doing what I’m doing for a living now and be perfectly happy.”
Vanity Fair did not disclose whether or not Alec Baldwin was on drugs for this interview.