Alec Baldwin says goodbye to public life

Actor Alec Baldwin leaves criminal court in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

February 24, 2014 6:31:56 AM PST
Actor Alec Baldwin claims he is leaving the public eye after 30 years in the spotlight.

In a long piece printed in New York Magazine's Vulture blog under his own byline, Baldwin recaps recent events and bad press, denying using a homophobic slur during a confrontation with a paparazzo and expressing his disdain for TMZ and other media.

"I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," Baldwin writes. "This is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again."

So what now?

Baldwin writes that he wants to move out of New York and back to Los Angeles, and says he would like to run for political office in the next five years.

But life in the limelight is a thing of the past, he says.

"I want to go make a movie and be very present for that and give it everything I have, and after we're done, then the rest of the time is mine," he writes. "I've lived this for 30 years, I'm done with it."

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