Alec Baldwin NY Mag Writer Divulges Actor's Pain: ‘He's Like A Guy Who's Trying to Break Up With a Girlfriend’ (Video)

Alec Baldwin NY Mag Writer Divulges Actor's Pain: 'He's Like A Guy Who's Trying to Break Up With a Girlfriend' (Video)

Joe Hagan dished to CNN about Alec Baldwin's emotional state when writing his “farewell” letter

New York magazine's Joe Hagan appeared on CNN's “New Day” Monday and revealed the emotional whirlwind Alec Baldwin was going through when the actor conveyed his feelings to him in a controversial letter published in the magazine slamming MSNBC and various others.

“It came out of the blue,” Hagan explained. “It was very unusual actually, it was not through a publicist or anything like that– he just came to me… He genuinely wanted to understand what happened to the media — such that he arrived at this point where his career had been tarnished.”

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“Basically, the whole story is him trying to understand what's happened to him,”  Hagan said. “I would describe it as more like a guy who's trying to break up with a girlfriend and it's very painful for him. You know, this is a relationship he's had for years. It's had its ups and downs but now he's done, he's saying. He admitted it was a difficult process. It's not easy for him to make a clean cut like this but he's trying to.”

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“What does that mean?!” Kate Bolduan interjected. “He's trying? Can't you just say I'm done?”

“That's true,” Hagan conceded. “But I think he also wanted to settle some scores and have the public understand as he, you know, kind of a farewell letter. We'll see if it's an actual farewell about what happened to him.”

Watch Hagan reveal Baldwin's emotions below via CNN:

  • Rex Rexmano

    He is a skunk!

  • gabbycorner

    First of all, I think that everything he does is for attention. Wasn't it around the time of his play Orphans? Secondly, he is always trying to keep himself relevant with controversy.As they say bad publicity is as good as good publicity. As long as they are reading about themselves and incite reaction in people, they still consider themselves stars. I say send to LA where he will be just another out of work actor. Alec peaked when he was young and handsome.

  • Stewart Summers

    Very talented actor…this should be a very happy, joyous time for him…newly married…a baby…he's had financial success over the past 5 to 7 years.

    Family health and well being should be priority…move to a nice quiet community…leave the drama behind.

    At this point, all this fighting with the paps, the press, the media…appears…self destructive.

  • AB's a DOOch

    I REALLY wish this lying SOS would have kept his vow years ago to leave
    the USA. C'mon Alec! Keep your word you worthless tool. Don't just
    leave NY, leave the USA….permanently.

  • The Truth Hurts

    WAAH! WAAH! WAAAH! Quick someone change Baldwin;'s diaper!

  • johnkrats

    Does anyone actually care what this narcissist says?

  • inthebusiness

    something coherent? THE MAN IS A BITTER, COSTIC ASSHOLE OF A MAN….done? we wish….I know manyof the people he ragged on and he crazy,hiomophobic and a racist! and this reporter is a moron!