Between the Starbucks/NY Post battles, tweeting about his new girlfriend, and training to be our next mayor, one could say that Alec Baldwin has a bloated schedule—that's one of the major reasons he wants to slim down (his schedule) and leave 30 Rock. Baldwin has repeatedly said he wants to move on to different projects after the completion of the sixth season—such as a new podcast series for public radio. But yesterday, while discussing the podcast, Baldwin left the door open for more 30 Rock for the first time.
When asked about the possibility of the show extending into a seventh season, Baldwin said he might be open to appearing, for at least part of the season: “I might. I wouldn’t want to prevent them from having another year, because they’re all my friends and they’ve been good to me. Maybe I would do a piece of the year. But I really do want to move on to other things,” he said yesterday. He added that the new season of 30 Rock, which won't be on air until mid-season to accommodate Tina Fey's pregnancy, will begin with Jack Donaghy “in agony” because his wife is being held captive in North Korea.
Baldwin spoke at length on his new podcast series, "Here's The Thing," which will be available to download starting Oct. 24. The first interview posted will be with actor Michael Douglas (who talks about watching “Glee” with his young daughter); other interviews will be with Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins, Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, Chris Rock, Kathleen Turner, author Erica Jong and talk-show host Dick Cavett.
And once again, Baldwin spoke of his political ambitions—but he made it clear the transition from actor/comedian to serious policy maker would take awhile still: “I have to finish what I’m doing now and separate these two parts of my life,” he said. “I haven’t really formalized that. It’s like the difference between going to Jon Stewart and Jim Lehrer. The jokes have to stop, everything has to be on the record."