Remember how Alec Baldwin hinted that he was leaving 30 Rock, but then he wasn’t, but then he was, and then he wasn’t? Well, now he’s apparently leaving the show for real this time, and has revealed that although he’s planning on quitting, he has no idea what he’s actually going to be doing once he’s a free agent. It’s official: Alec is now the Lebron James of sitcoms (I’m sure the five straight men who read this blog appreciate the sports reference.)
“That’s pretty much all I think about right now,” said Baldwin in a recent interview. “To finish the show, I’m going to do this year then start thinking about what I want to do next. It’s the big question. It’s been a great experience, and I’ve loved doing the show. It changed my life. I’ll never have it this good again, I know that. But I know that I’ve got to do something different, try something different. I don’t know what that’s going to be.” SOURCE
I hate to say it here, but … ummm, does anybody else remember that Alec Baldwin was pretty much doing fuck and all before 30 Rock? Seriously, his film credits before the show included The Cat in the Hat and Fun with Dick and Jane. I mean yes, a lot of people are saying that the next season of 30 Rock will be its last (which is probably for the best; might as well bow out while they’re at the top of their game), but if its not, he might as well ride it out to the very end.