Vanity Fair just interviewed the thin-skinned thespian about curating some sort of photo exhibit, his role in Woody Allen’s latest movie, and a bunch of other crap nobody cares about. Then they got to the good question:
Are you ever going to open your Twitter account again?
Never. No. I went to Jimmy Gandolfini’s funeral, and when I was there I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn’t have Twitter. Jimmy Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn’t give a f*** about social media.
I really learned a lesson at the funeral. I said to myself, This is all a waste of time. Meaning it’s fun sometimes, but less and less, and less. It’s just another chink in your armor for people to come and kill you. I stopped and said to myself, I’m going to try where I just don’t do this anymore.
So that’s that, then. Alec Baldwin is done with Twitter, you guys, for serious this time. The world lost a great actor when James Gandolfini died, but it also gained a sadder-but-wiser Alec Baldwin.
Also, he says he’d love to quit acting, if he “could find something else to do.” Any suggestions? I’ve got a few, but this is an almost-family-friendly blog.
P.S. To summarize Marlow Stern at the Daily Beast: It’s ridiculous to call Alec Baldwin one of the “liberal elite,” by way of explaining why he’s being treated differently than Paula Deen, but it’s also empirically true. Also, Baldwin supports gay rights, unlike every single conservative in the world.
— Col Douglas Mortimer (@smallbrownring) July 3, 2013