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Baldwin’s acting fatigue

Alec Baldwin has lost his enthusiasm for acting.

Alec Baldwin has lost his enthusiasm for acting, said James Mottram in The Independent (U.K.). “I’m 55 years old. I don’t give a s---,” he says. “When you do this for 20, 25 years, you reach that point where you realize this is not the most important thing in your life.” Truth be told, he says, he’s never particularly enjoyed acting. “Sometimes the movies are interesting, but I’ve never had a good time making a movie. Not one time!” For the past seven years he had a plum role in TV’s 30 Rock, but the show was canceled in January. Not that he cares. “The main reason to be in the show was to have a reliable schedule to visit my daughter, Ireland, in Los Angeles every weekend.” Baldwin and Ireland, now 17, previously had a difficult relationship, largely due to his volcanic temper, but on those weekends he tried to rebuild the bridge. “I would drive to L.A. and drive my daughter to a party. I would park down the street under a streetlight and I would sit and read [The New Yorker]. My daughter would text me, ‘Come pick me up!’ I drive back to the party, pick up my daughter. She’d say, ‘Take us to dinner.’ Her and 10 friends! Then she’d say, ‘Come in and pay the check.’ Then my daughter got a little bit older. Now she doesn’t want to see me every weekend.”

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