Is ’30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin Moving to ‘Portlandia?’
Certainly none of the '30 Rock' cast will be hurting for work when the show closes up shop after 7 seasons this fall, but it's an awful lot of talent to pour out on the streets. We know that Tina Fey will next take her talents to lend a voice on 'The Simpsons,' but what of Alec Baldwin? Will he simply return to movies, or continue on the small screen? Might there be a place for him in 'Portlandia' when '30 Rock' is said and done?
According to Vulture, '30 Rock' star and Hollywood icon Alec Baldwin has reportedly set his sights on 'Portlandia' as one of his first post-NBC gigs. The third season of IFC's quirky comedy will hit the airwaves in January of 2013, and already boasts fellow film star and then-'American Horror Story: Asylum' player Chloe Sevigny. No deal is yet in place for Baldwin, though the star expressed his interest in joining the show on his "Here's The Thing" podcast to 'Portlandia' lead and 'SNL' vet Fred Armisen:
Baldwin: Can I play a customer on Portlandia? Can I come to a restaurant?
Armisen: Any time.
Baldwin: Can I come and just do something? Order a -
Armisen: Any time.
Baldwin: Who would I play? What would I order?
Armisen: I think you would come from Southern California and you’d order all kinds of meats; a meat aficionado. People think of it as a veggie place, but it’s actually a very meaty place. They’re very into - yeah, it’s very like cured meats and sausages, but we haven’t explored that that much.
Baldwin: Maybe I could be a meat salesman.
Armisen: Yeah, even better.
Baldwin: Maybe I could be a meat salesman with all kinds of charts and graphs of the loins and the sections of the pig and the cow and the organs.
Armisen: Any time. I love it. The answer’s 'Yes.'
'Portlandia' will continue filming through October, before Armisen rejoins the cast of 'Saturday Night Live,' so what do you think? Might there be room for Baldwin to next land in 'Portlandia' following '30 Rock?' Tell us what you think in the comments!