Alec Baldwin was admittedly blown away by Sarah Palin’s beauty when the governor paid a visit to the set of “Saturday Night Live.”
“When you looked at Sarah Palin and you said, ‘You are so much hotter in person.’ Was she?” Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush asked Baldwin, referring to his “SNL” skit with Palin.
“You’re damn right she is!” Baldwin quickly replied, causing Bush and the Access crew to erupt in laughter. “She’s good looking.”
“But here is the thing — we don’t want to think about the president as being a sexual creature,” Baldwin continued. “You don’t think of Nixon coming down the hallway with his bathrobe open, you know what I mean.”
And while Baldwin clearly had a good time playing himself, opposite Palin, on “SNL,” the same can’t be said while watching Ben Affleck’s spoof of the “30 Rock” star.
During Affleck’s recent hosting gig on the show, he played Baldwin during a mock visit to “The View.”
So what did Baldwin have to say about the impression?
“He’s terrible! He’s terrible! Can we say that?” Baldwin said. “It was Regis Baldwin. It was my brother Regis.”
As for his real brother, Stephen, the younger Baldwin recently left his big brother perplexed by inking his permanent allegiance to 15-year-old Miley Cyrus with an “HM” tattoo on his upper arm.
“Why did he do that?” Baldwin wondered. “Who knows?”
So while Stephen Baldwin has left him stumped and Ben Affleck hasn’t won him over, there is one fellow celebrity Baldwin revealed he looks up to as an A-list role model — Tom Hanks.
“There’s only one person I know who is enormously successful and he still has all this talent, he still has a sense of humor, and he still has his wife,” Baldwin said of the Oscar winner.
“He’s got it all. He’s got his wife. He’s got his kids. He’s got every movie he wants to make. Hanks is someone who I admire boundlessly. And he’s stilly funny and he’s happy,” Baldwin said.
“Are you happy?” Bush asked.
“I am now, because of the show I am doing,” Baldwin admitted.
Although “30 Rock” gets only modest ratings, for Baldwin, the critical acclaim is what’s most important.
“If success is the only thing, I could be playing Bozo the clown and the ratings could be high and people could be coming up and going, ‘God you’re great. We love you Bozo.’ And I’d go in my room and sob and I’d be drinking,” Baldwin concluded.