Alec Baldwin Says His Wife Would Divorce Him If He Ran For Political Office

Running for political office means he would be spending less time with his family.

Alec Baldwin says his wife Hilaria would probably divorce him if he ever decided to run for office.

The 62-year-old actor — who is a Democrat — has admitted he would never consider a career in politics because his spouse would disown him, though he has contemplated the idea of becoming the Governor of New York before.

Speaking on the Literally! with Rob Lowe podcast, he admitted: "My wife said she would divorce me if I ran for office."

He said that Hilaria, 36,  was not agreeable to the commuting he would have to do between New York City and Washington, D.C. if he was elected.

Baldwin and Hilaria earlier this month welcomed a newborn son. They're also parents to daughter Carmen, seven, and sons Rafael, five, Leonardo, four, and Romeo, two. Baldwin is also father to model Ireland Baldwin, 24, with ex-wife Kim Basinger.

In the podcast, Baldwin also hit out at politicians who use "public office as a means of completing themselves." He said: "None of them are losing sleep over anything other than their political power and their fundraising."

Baldwin has been an outspoken critic of current US President Donald Trump whom the actor previously described as "an immensely dull man".

Baldwin portrayed the US leader on Saturday Night Live after the 2016 election campaign, but admitted he acted like a "cartoon version" of the former Apprentice star because he isn't "smart" or "engaging" so if he went for something more true-to-life, it would send viewers to sleep.

He said: "If we were looking for the most precise rendering of Trump's personality, you'd slow it down a lot. Trump is not really as energetic as I try to make him. There's a conflict there between a really effective impersonation of him and what I do.

"So what I gave them was my cartoon version of that. It's got certain gestures, it's got certain neuroses, it's got certain buffoonery and a kind of narcissism and so forth.

"But it is not by any means, nor could it be, a really precise impersonation of Trump.

"A long-form impersonation of Trump would put people to sleep in five minutes. Trump is dull. Trump is an immensely dull man. When you listen to him talk, he's not that smart, he's not that engaging, he's not that verbally skilled. He says the same thing over and over again.

"If we really did an impersonation of Trump, that would be the best sleep aid I've ever heard of in my life. So we did what I came up with, which was more of a caricature."— BANG 


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