Alec Baldwin 'just can't' live in New York, dismisses all forms of 'public life'

By Gina DiFalco,

Alec Baldwin is done with being in the public eye and after 30 years in the spotlight, wants to move away from New York to get some privacy for his new family.

The former 30 Rock star, 55, told New York Magazine in a cover story that he “craves” moving back to Los Angeles because interaction with the public is “minimal.”

He said he feels this way because of the way the media has changed, calling it “Hate Incorporated.” In the 5,000 word essay he talked, in part, about the way “public life” has changed, making it nearly impossible for him to live in his beloved New York. He talked of going into restaurants and everyone having cameras, and he also touched on the incident this past November in which he was accused of hurling a gay slur at a photographer.

"I'm aware that it's ironic that I'm making this case in the media," he told the magazine, "but this is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again."

Baldwin, who welcomed a daughter with his wife, Hilaria, continued of the media "I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible. Paparazzi today are part of a network that includes the Huffington Post and, much to my dismay, even NBC News, in their reliance on tabloid reporting."

People reports he talked about the difference between Los Angeles and New York, saying “I just can't live in New York anymore.”

He added, “Everything I hated about L.A. I'm beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”

image: 2012 Dave Hogan/image.net



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