Alec Baldwin says he's lost his appetite to be New York City mayor: 'I've got a good job'
Looks like Alec Baldwin won't be seeking a political career in New York City any time soon.
The actor said on his WYNC radio program "Here's The Thing" on Wednesday that he doesn't have an appetite for the position anymore.
"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," Baldwin said during his show, which can be heard below. "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," the actor added. The 53-year-old actor has played Jack Donaghy on the NBC comedy series "30 Rock" since it debuted in 2006 and has one season left on his contract with NBC.
"Is it 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," he said. "But we have fun, and it's a family and I love in New York and I've got a life, it's been a great harbor for me in my life."
Baldwin has previously expressed his desire to enter the political arena in the past. In June, the actor Tweeted from his now deactivated Twitter account that "It's a long way till November of 2013," which is the date of the next mayoral election in New York City.
The Tweet came shortly after news broke that that Rep. Anthony Weiner would pull out of the race due to his recent photo scandal.
In January, Baldwin told CNN's Eliot Spitzer that he was interested in politics but said that to quit acting would be "enormously difficult."
"It would be easier for me to run if I moved - California or Connecticut or somewhere," Baldwin, a New York resident, told the Associated Press. "And I'm not prepared to do that right now."
In May, Baldwin told Harvard law School's graduating class, "I wanted to be President of the United States, so I needed to get my hands on a law degree."
He added, "Nearly every day since then, I wondered what would [have happened] if I had the patience, skill, or good fortune."
Baldwin graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He has received three Golden Globe Awards, two Emmys, five SAG Awards and the Television Critics Award for his role as Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock."
The actor recently made headlines over his spat with American Airlines. Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles to New York City on December 6 for refusing to turn off his cell phone. The actor claimed in a Tweet from his official Twitter account that he was "reamed" by a flight attendant for playing the "Scrabble"-like mobile game "Words With Friends."
Check out Baldwin's comments on his radio show "Here's The Thing" with guest Stephen Daldry, who directed "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Baldwin makes his comments about mayor at the 25:30 mark.