Alec Baldwin Will "Never" Tweet Again, Would "Love" to Quit Acting

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Alec Baldwin Will "Never" Tweet Again, Would "Love" to Quit Acting
Alec Baldwin Will "Never" Tweet Again, Would "Love" to Quit Acting

The days of Alec Baldwin's Twitter rants are over. So says the outspoken actor, 55, in a new interview with Vanity Fair. Baldwin made headlines recently for lashing out at a Daily Mail journalist who alleged that the star's pregnant wife, Hilaria Baldwin, was tweeting off-topic messages during funeral services for James Gandolfini -- but he claims he'll never make that mistake again.

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Asked whether he plans to revive his Twitter account -- which he deleted after the June 27 tirade -- Baldwin gave a very definitive answer. "Never. No. I went to Jimmy Gandolfini's funeral, and when I was there I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn't have Twitter," he told Vanity Fair at a party on Monday, July 1, celebrating his curation of a collection of 30 photos of music and film legends at Gallery 151.

"Jimmy Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn't give a f--k about social media," the 30 Rock alum continued. "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."

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But Baldwin doesn't want to just back away from Twitter. If the Emmy-winning star had his way, he'd disappear from public life entirely.

"I'm having a baby. And everyone has seen how certain things have played out with my daughter [Ireland], which as been very painful -- it's been really unpleasant," he said, referring to the infamous voicemail he left for his now 17-year-old daughter in 2007, in which he called her a "rude little pig."

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"That has consequences, and I do not want that to happen with my next child," he told VF. "I have one dream in my life and that is that this daughter I'm having -- she comes to me about seven or eight years from now, she has a friend, and she's at her house and she says, 'Daddy, Susie's mom says you used to be on TV. Daddy, is that true?' She has no knowledge of me as a public person. That would be heaven for me."

"I'd love to [quit acting] if I could, yeah," he added. "That would be the greatest thing in the world."

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