Alec Baldwin Talks Memoir, Playing Donald Trump On “GMA” (VIDEO)
Alec Baldwin appeared on Monday’s “Good Morning America” to discuss his upcoming book, “Nevertheless: A Memoir,” in which he opens up about his work and personal life. Watch the video below.
The actor sat down for a one-on-one interview with George Stephanopoulos on the morning show about his new memoir, in which Baldwin candidly discusses his life in the spotlight, his childhood, past drug abuse, playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” and more. On overcoming his drug and alcohol addiction, Baldwin said on “GMA,” “I think I was one of those people who was lucky that it stuck.”
He continued, “I know at that time, when I describe overdosing on drugs, which I’ve kept very private for years and years and years, I think I would have gotten it eventually. I’m glad I got it when I did, not many people get sober when they’re young. I got sober when I was just about to turn 27. And those two years that I lived in that white, hot period as a daily drug abuser, as a daily drinker, to my misery, boy, that was a tough time.”
Baldwin went on to talk about his popular Trump impression, but shared how it can often be difficult to impersonate the president. “The goal was to make Trump something very simple and very clear,” the actor noted. “It’s stressful to play him, because he’s not somebody I’m in love with.”
The actor then opened up about being the happiest he’s been in decades, noting, “In the business, you’ve got to be lucky. And I have been lucky to some degree. But, I’m luckier in my personal life. And I’m glad I’m luckier in my personal life. If I had to choose, I’d pick that.’ Watch the full “GMA” interview below.