The two-time Emmy winner is starting a new gig on radio, and while it won’t interfere with his work on the NBC comedy, he does say he wants to explore other things. His “30 Rock” contract expires after this season.
“I wouldn’t want to prevent them from having another year, because they’re all my friends and they’ve been good to me,” Baldwin tells the Associated Press. “Maybe I would do a piece of the year. But I really do want to move on to other things.”
One of those other things will be an interview show for public radio station WNYC in New York. Starting Oct. 24, Baldwin will interview people ranging from Michael Douglas to Kris Jenner to Republican political operative Ed Rollins for a podcast on WNYC’s website; they may eventually run on-air as well. Baldwin says he’s a “public radio junkie” and has a long relationship with WNYC.
He also tells the AP that he’s still thinking about getting into politics, but if he does, he’d like to put some distance between his acting career and a political life.
“I have to finish what I’m doing now and separate these two parts of my life,” Baldwin says. “… It’s like the difference between going to Jon Stewart and Jim Lehrer. The jokes have to stop, everything has to be on the record.”