Alec Baldwin is sick of New York City and its prying paparazzi.
The actor recently revealed that he’s ready to say “goodbye to public life” and move out of the Big Apple, his home for the last 34 years.
“I’ve lived this for 30 years,” the 55-year-old said of his private life being plastered all over the tabloids, “I’m done with it.”
After a series of incidents with paparazzi on the streets of New York last year, including one where he called a photographer a “'C---sucking mother---er” after he allegedly “ambushed” Baldwin’s family, the “30 Rock” star said he can’t take the intrusion of privacy any longer.
“I just can't live in New York anymore," he said. "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.”
Baldwin with wife Hilaria & 6-month-old daughter Carmen
And public enemy #1 for the actor? The media.
"I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," Baldwin wrote in a 5,000-word essay for New York magazine. "This is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again."
The actor acknowledged that his recent altercations with the press made him step back and reflect on where his life was headed.
“I find myself bitter, defensive, and more misanthropic than I care to admit,” explained Baldwin. “There's an impression that I'm someone who seeks to have violent confrontations with people. I don't.”
That’s one of the main reasons the “Blue Jasmine” actor is ready to move to the Golden State.
"I did not have a happy family life a few years ago,” writes Baldwin. “I was divorced (from actress Kim Basinger) and I was very alienated from my daughter (Ireland, now 18).
“Now I don't want to be Mr. Show Business anymore,” continues the Oscar nominee. “I want the same thing everybody else wants. I want a happy home, and for the first time in my adult life, I have one."
The actor has been married to wife Hilaria Baldwin since June 2012 and welcomed daughter Carmen last August. He has also since reconnected with his eldest daughter Ireland.
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