(Photo: New York Magazine)
Alec Baldwin is leaving public life... or so he says.
In an interview with New York magazine, the actor speaks out about criticism from all media.
Talking about his career:
“I’ve lived this for 30 years, [and] I’m done with it."
“I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible.”
“I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media — but this is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again."
About being fired from MSNBC over pushing a cameraman and calling him a faggot:
“Am I a homophobe? Look, I work in show business. I am awash in gay people, as colleagues and as friends,” argues Baldwin. “I’m doing Rock of Ages one day, making out with Russell Brand. Soon after that, I’m advocating with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Cynthia Nixon for marriage equality. I’m officiating at a gay friend’s wedding.”
“I’m not a homophobic person at all. But this is how the world now sees me.”
And on Rachel Maddow, his former college at MSNBC:
“I think Rachel Maddow is… a phony who doesn’t have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air."
Read more of his rant interview after the jump.
[New York Magazine]