Alec Baldwin may bow out after '30 Rock'
By April MacIntyre Jun 17, 2009, 4:28 GMT
05/12/2009 - Alec Baldwin - Baldwin shared his pain over the betrayal and how the fallout of it nearly drove him to suicide. According to Playboy, he also calls out Matt Lauer of the Today show because of the interview with TMZ\'s Harvey Levin before Lauer phoned him. © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos
Actor Alec Baldwin has let his hair down in a revealing Playboy interview, where the Long Island native expresses his feelings after "that voicemail" somehow made it to TMZ.com.
Baldwin shared his pain over the betrayal and how the fallout of it nearly drove him to suicide. According to Playboy, he also calls out Matt Lauer of the Today show because of the interview with TMZ's Harvey Levin before Lauer phoned him.
The real news of the interview is that Baldwin, who shined in films from "Married to the Mob," "The Cooler" and "The Departed" - will possibly exit acting after his run on the NBC hit comedy, "30 Rock."
"I'm done in 2012. In March 2012, I'll wake up and say, 'What am I going to do now? Am I done?' I think I will be done. I may finish a play or something, but I'm retiring at the wrap party," Baldwin tells Playboy.
"I have this silly fantasy," he says. "I get married again, I have a kid. I'd love another shot at that, with everything I've learned. My kid's like eight, comes home and says, 'Dad, Jimmy's mom says you were a famous actor on TV and in the movies. Is that true?' And I go, 'Yes, Johnny, Dad was famous.' I whip out my scrapbooks and my DVDs and say, 'Believe it or not, that's your dad.' And my kid's like, 'You used to be on TV and everything? And now you stay home and just clean the house all day while Mom works?' 'That's right, son.' It's a dream, that the kid doesn't know anything about that part of my life. Our normal life is uncontaminated by it."
Baldwin's talented brother Daniel (Grey Gardens) recently went down to Costa Rica to help brother Stephen Baldwin out, and was voted off a week later on the NBC reality show, "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here."