"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin tweets that he would have taken 20 percent less in order to keep show on for another season
Apparently, Alec Baldwin has something in common with Jay Leno besides being on NBC. And having a personality that's considered abrasive by some.
"30 Rock" star Baldwin took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that he, like "Tonight Show" host Leno, had offered to lower his salary for the good of his show.
Unlike with Leno, however, his offer was declined.
"I offered NBC to cut my pay 20% in order to have a full 7th and 8th seasons of 30 Rock. I realize times have changed," Baldwin tweeted.
NBC renewed "30 Rock" for an abbreviated seventh season in May. That season premiered Thursday night to a 1.3 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, its lowest premiere performance on record. So perhaps Baldwin was better off.
The network declined to comment on Baldwin's claim when contacted by TheWrap.
Despite wanting to extend "30 Rock"'s run, Baldwin — who plays cutthroat corporate exec Jack Donaghy on the series — tweeted that he's eager for some rest and relaxation.
"I am looking forward to some time off. A lot of time off," Baldwin wrote.
And at least he'll have that much more cash on hand to enjoy during his down time.