Alec Baldwin to Quit Acting

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Alec BaldwinALEC Baldwin is planning to change careers when his 30 Rock contract expires in 2012.

The star, 51, says he has lost interest in acting.

“I don’t have any interest in acting anymore,” Baldwin told Men’s Journal. “Movies are part of my past. It’s been 30 years. I’m not young, but I have time to do something else.

“It’s a difficult thing to say, but I believe it: I consider my entire movie career a complete failure.

“I’ll tell you why. The goal of moviemaking is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that.”

Baldwin says he considered suicide in 2007 after a nasty voice mail he left for his daughter — he called her a “rude, thoughtless little pig” — was made public.

“I feel the consequences of that every day,” he said. “I was going to put the hose in the most noxious of the cars I own, a Jeep, take some sleeping pills, and take a nice nap in the front seat of my car in the garage.”