Alec Baldwin was willing to go to great lengths in order to give 30 Rock a longer run.
The actor is offering to take a pay cut in order to buy more time for the show, which is headed to the end of its run. As the New York Daily News noted, it’s an odd move for Alec Baldwin, who vowed to leave the show many times over the past few years, but shows how committed he now is to keeping it on the air.
As recently as April, Alec Baldwin was talking about leaving 30 Rock, saying he was ready to be done with NBC when a Today show television crew camped outside his apartment to cover the arrest of a women accused of stalking Baldwin.
But as Baldwin tweeted this week, he’s had a change of heart.
“I offered NBC to cut my pay 20 percent in order to have a full 7th and 8th seasons of 30 Rock,” Alec Baldwin tweeted Thursday. “I realize times have changed.”
Alec Baldwin has also sounded nostalgic about the conclusion of the show.
“I think mostly people are very sad, because it’s been a great experience and we’ll never be able to duplicate this again,” Alec Baldwin told TV Guide. “I’ll also never have as good a job as this — ever.”
What seems to be the final season of 30 Rock kicked off last week, the beginning of the end for the critically acclaimed sitcom created by Tina Fey. If Alec Baldwin has some magic up his sleeve, there might still be a bit more left.