Alec Baldwin on his wedding day in New York City last week Photo by: Google Images

Alec Baldwin could still be contender for New York Mayor, says brother Billy - VIDEO


Alec Baldwin on his wedding day in New York City last week Photo by: Google Images

During an interview on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight,’ Billy Baldwin explained how he believes his older brother Alec Baldwin is serious about possibly joining in on the NYC mayoral race. The younger Baldwin dismissed Alec’s “flirtation” with themayoral role of NYC as “just for show.”

“I think he's very committed and extremely bright and knowledgeable and I think he could do it and he could run,” Billy Baldwin told Piers Morgan.

However, Billy did also note that, “On the other hand, I'm not quite sure if he's cut from the proper cloth because it requires a lot of tolerance and a lot of patience.”

Alec Baldwin has been making tabloid headlines lately following run-ins with the paparazzi, of whom he is vocally not supportive. Just prior to his wedding to 28-year-old Hilaria Thomas, Baldwin was accused of punching a paparazzo in the face who was waiting for Baldwin after he picked up his marriage license.

Baldwin claims the punch didn’t occur, but a scuffle between him and the photographer were documented in well-publicized photographs.

Late last year, Baldwin was kicked off a flight for reportedly fighting with a flight-attendant after he refused to switch off his mobile device prior to takeoff. That story also quickly made the rounds in tabloid and celebrity gossip magazines.

After Harvey Levin, founder of celebrity gossip company TMZ, exposed a voicemail in which Baldwin called his then 11-year-old daughter a “rude thoughtless little pig,” Baldwin said to Vanity Fair that, “I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut him and kill him and I wanted him to die breathing his last breath looking into my eyes.”

Younger brother Billy Baldwin did draw some hefty comparisons between Alec and other political greats while talking with Piers Morgan: “Let me remind you that John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are quite the same [as Alec].They are very successful and highly effective politicians.”

Speaking with Vanity Fair the week before his recent wedding to Hilaria Thomas, Alec Baldwin discussed his possible political aspirations. “I think I do want to go into politics. I really, really do. And I don’t know if I will. If I want to run, run for what? You have to stop and ask a lot of whys. Run for the glory? Run to complete some missing piece of myself? I can keep doing what I’m doing for a living now and be perfectly happy.”

He did, however, add that he’s well aware of his anger issues in the Vanity Fair chat. “You have to let that go,” he said. “Enough time - I mean, it does heal wounds.”

Here’s Billy Baldwin on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’:


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: