In an appearance on the daytime talk-show “The View” in late April, Alec Baldwin offered an emotional apology for his angry voice-mail to his 11-year-old daughter.
“Obviously calling your child a pig or anything else is improper and inappropriate and I apologize to my daughter for that,” Baldwin said on the show. “There’s nothing wrong with being frustrated or angry about the situation. It’s the way you do it, and as people often do in this world, I took it out on the wrong person.”
Baldwin also added that he has asked NBC to release him from his contract for 30 Rock because he doesn’t want the show or its cast and crew to be negatively affected by him.
“If I never acted again I couldn’t care less,” he told the audience. “I would like to devote myself to the cause of parental alienation,” which is a subject Baldwin says he’s writing a book about.
Baldwin’s brother, Billy has come to his sibling’s defense: “Alec is a fantastic human being who can get hotheaded, but only about really, really important things like family. What people don’t understand is that when a man goes through a divorce, there is a fear that your ex-wife is poisoning the well and pitting your own child against you. Alec’s attitude and tone reflects that concern.”