Alec Baldwin 'very, very interested' in running for office

It appears actor Alec Baldwin has changed his mind about running for office.

Less than a month after the "30 Rock" star told ITK that rumors of a future foray into politics were "bull***", Baldwin changed his tune this week during an interview with CNN set to air Wednesday and Thursday.

"[Entering politics is] something that I'm very, very interested in," he tells "Parker Spitzer" host  Eliot Spitzer.

Baldwin says the problem is that "to leave what I'm doing now would be extremely painful."

The 51-year-old actor has won multiple Emmys for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy, an over-the-top network executive, on NBC's "30 Rock." His contract with the show does not expire until 2012.

Baldwin notes, "I've had people approach me about running for jobs and moving to other locations and it's been a very difficult decision for me because I am a New Yorker."

He says the problem with running for office from New York is "there's a lot of ambition and there's a lot of entitlement."

Baldwin is a registered Independent, and he has used his blog at The Huffington Post to take aim at politicos on both sides of the aisle.


Emily Goodin contributed to this item.




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