Alec Baldwin ‘Very, Very Interested’ in Running for Office

“30 Rock” star says he would miss acting and living in New York

Last Updated: January 5, 2011 @ 10:27 AM

Alec Baldwin is "very, very interested" in running for political office, he says. 

"I do believe that people want to believe that someone who deeply cares about the middle class, for whatever reason … would like to seek public office," he said Tuesday on CNN's "Parker Spitzer."

"We've had men who are Ivy League-groomed running this country since 1988. We've had 22 years of Yale and Harvard running this country right now, and the problems aren't getting solved," said the "30 Rock" star.

He said has been approached about running for offices that would require him to leave New York, which he isn't eager to do. He also would miss acting, he said.

"People would say to me all the time, why would you want to do that?" he said. "And sometimes I don't want to do it, because to leave what I'm doing now would be extremely painful."

Baldwin, 52, has said repeatedly that he may want to leave acting while he's young enough to go in a different direction.