Hollywood star Alec Baldwin is seriously considering running for the position of New York Mayor, according to his little brother.
Billy Baldwin cast aside suggestions that his older sibling’s flirtation in taking over from Michael Bloomberg in the top role was ‘just for show’ in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan.
He said the 30 Rock actor’s on-and-off political aspirations were ‘on one level [...] very real’.
He said: ‘I think he’s very committed and extremely bright and knowledgeable and I think he could do it and he could run.
‘On the other hand, I’m not quite sure if he’s cut from the proper cloth because it requires a lot of tolerance and a lot of patience.’
Morgan noted that the 54-year-old, who told Vanity Fair this week how he fantasised about murdering his ex-wife Kim Basinger’s lawyer during their bitter child custody battle, had a reputation for being ‘temperamental’ and ‘a bit hot-headed’.
But Billy said these attributes were not necessarily a bad thing.