Alec Bald­win ob­sessed with death

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - All the Odds -

Ac­tor Alec Bald­win says hav­ing young chil­dren makes him think more and more about death. Bald­win, 59, who has daugh­ter Ire­land, 21, with for­mer wife Kim Basinger, and chil­dren Car­men, 4, Rafael, 2, and Leonardo, 12 months, with spouse Hilaria, says be­com­ing a fa­ther again late in life has made him re­flect on his own mor­tal­ity.

“You know what I think about now? I think about how much time I have left. I mean, there’s men dy­ing in their 60s. I mean, maybe they were not the health­i­est of men... I’m not go­ing to say I’m ob­sessed with death, but I’m semi-ob­sessed with death,” Bald­win told GQ mag­a­zine. Bald­win used to envy ac­tors like Leonardo Dicaprio, who has won wide­spread crit­i­cal ac­claim for his work, but has now re­alised that per­sonal ful­fil­ment is more im­por­tant than ca­reer sat­is­fac­tion. “How blessed is Leo? To make those movies with Marty? I mean, what a great life he’s hav­ing. But at the same time, and I’m not say­ing this with any judge­ment, Leo is sin­gle and has no kids. That’s the dis­tinc­tion. We should end with that. To not con­fuse ca­reer with life,” said Bald­win.

“My ca­reer was not what I wanted it to be in many ways. There are times it has been. 30 Rock was great. This Trump thing is great. I’ve had mo­ments in the theatre. But my life is great. I found a woman 26 years younger than me who was dumb enough to marry me, that was her only flaw,” he added.

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