In a revealing and intimate personal essay in New York Magazine, Alec Baldwin reveals that he’s giving up public life and all the burdens that go with it.
“I started out as an actor, where you seek to understand yourself using the words of great writers and collaborating with other creative people,” he writes. “Then I slid into show business, where you seek only an audience’s approval, whether you deserve it or not. I think I want to go back to being an actor now.”
His struggles with show business and fame have been well documented, to say the least. From his Twitter tirades to his paparazzo run-ins, it’s no secret that fame has come at a cost for the 55-year-old.
In the essay, he opens up about his run-in with the paps, facing off with Anderson Cooper, being fired from MSNBC, working with Shia LaBeouf and more—and boy is there a lot we didn’t know!
Check out six of the most interesting things Alec revealed about himself in the candid essay!