The Best of Alec Baldwin's Reddit Ama
Full AMA here: http://bit.ly/1CoFqPZ
- •How do you feel about your portrayal on Team America: World Police?I was honored. Beyond belief. To be chosen, from the ranks of tens of thousands of Hollywood Actors, to be the head of the Film Actors Guild. For me to be the head of the F.A.G. was one of the most meaningful honors of my career.
- •What is you favorite way to make people laugh?The people I like to make laugh most are children. So when I can make children laugh, my little daughter laugh, that's priceless. If I pretend I'm a lion, and I'm mauling her, and she just starts laughing, if I do it the right way - my favorite way of making people laugh is to maul them like a lion, while they're in bed. I come into their bed and maul them like a lion. I should try that on older people to see if they like it. I will try it on my wife. Who knows? She might like it.
- •How did you get to be asked back to SNL so many times? how do you keep it fun after so many times hosting and years back?I think if you come on the show, and you demonstrate to them that you want to - you've thought about them, you want to be another member of the cast - and get along with everyone and try to do a funny show, they're very keen on having you come back. Which is what I try to do. I just try to make it like I'm one of them.
- •What was your favourite season and/or episode and/or scene in 30 Rock?I don't think I could pick one, but among the many that I liked, I liked when Tina and I got married inadvertently because the French yacht captain married us by mistake, and I could never quite understand what he was saying. I thought that was funny. And probably anything with Elaine Stritch, who played my mom.
- •What was your fondest memory of Elaine Stritch?Elaine is - was - a really amazingly talented woman. And everybody knows, she was this blazingly talented woman. And she was also a really crotchety, and really difficult person to deal with. And she knew that. That was her persona. She built her career around that persona. That she was really really tough to work with. She could really wear you out. And I got along with her because I gave it right back to her. She liked people who would fight back.
- •If you could act in any on-stage theatre role of your choosing, what role would it be?If I could choose any onstage role? God, I would probably... well, sing, I can't sing. I wish I could sing. And I would sing some huge lead in a Broadway musical, like GUYS & DOLLS or something. That would be my dream.
- •What did you have for breakfast?I had gluten-free Cheerios. I had my special granola that I had shipped in from the ski lodge in Park City, Utah. It's one of my only indulgences. I don't live in a penthouse, I don't drive a Range Rover, but I have my granola flown in from the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah.
- •1. What is working with Tina Fey like? 2. Are you as fond of Trivia Crack as you are Words With Friends, and if so...can we play?I don't know what Trivia Crack is. It's called Trivia Crack? It sounds like something that's right up my alley. It involves two things I love. Trivia and crack. It sounds like a perfect game for me. Working with Tina was one of the best experiences I've ever had. She's really very special. Very rare talent, very rare.
- •What does it feel like to be so good looking? Especially what did it feel like in the 90s?Hahaha! Uh... well, I feel like I was good looking for about 6 weeks back in the late 80's - 88, 89? It was all coming together, it was all good. And then all downhill from there in the 90s, and the 2000's. It was one season - like the fall of 1989. Or the fall of 1988. But of course it's great. Every door is opened for you. The answer is always yes. But it hasn't been that way in quite a while now. I have to work for everything now. I have to work hard. I'm not young and beautiful anymore.
- •How do you always seem to keep your hair so perfect?Um... that's really something that is from the gods, you know. It's not something I'm responsible for. It's like the Grand Canyon, or Kilimanjaro, or... you know... the beaches of Florida. You either have fantastic hair, or you don't. It's a gift.
- •If you could have dinner with 3 people, alive or dead, who would it be?Jesus, but you'd have to have an interpreter. Jesus would speak Aramaic, and that would wipe out one slot. So as much as I'd love to have dinner with Jesus, if he had to bring his interpreter, that would wipe out 2 seats. Bob Dylan, I find him very unusual and very interesting, would love to talk to him. Someone from a drug cartel, someone from Carlos Leder or Pablo Escobar, I want them to tell me all about their career, their life's work. So Jesus... Bob Dylan, and Pablo Escobar.
- •What is a project you've done that you don't think got the attention or acclaim it deserved?I did a movie once called LYME LIFE, with Tim Hutton, Jill Hennesy, and Cynthia Nixon. A very cool movie. And I loved Derek Martini, like the drink, and it was a really cool, quirky, weird - Emma Roberts was one of the children in the movie, and Rory Culkin was the other one, and Kieran Culkin, and it had a great cast, and was a really great, strange little film. I think people should go back and watch ALL of my films. They are all under appreciated, and were all ahead of their time.
- •If you were stuck on a desert island and have to bring three items what would they be?You'd pick 3 things to save your life. Probably a mirror, so I could make a fire, or sign a mirror so a ship could come save me as they went by, something reflective... some music, like an iPod filled with good music, that would probably run out of a battery though. Imagine when it ran out of battery, and you'd know that the last song you'd ever hear… you'd hope it wouldn't be a shitty song…and the third thing would be a photograph of someone that you love. Probably a photo of me with my family.