October 04, 2012 12:11pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Alec Baldwin Says He Would Have Done '30 Rock' Season 8
As 30 Rock begins its final 13-episode trek to the end of the series, its most outspokenly fickle star is saying he still wants more.
Alec Baldwin, who has frequently teased a desire to depart the NBC comedy since its 2006 premiere, took to Twitter on the day of its season seven premiere to say he would have stayed on for another year.
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"I offered NBC to cut my pay 20 percent in order to have a full 7th and 8th seasons of 30 Rock," he writes. "I realize times have changed."
The actor said as recently as late 2011 that he wanted to pursue other areas of interest, but after signing with the network through the seventh season, it was later announced that this run would be the show's last -- and only 13 episodes.
In a recent interview, series star and creator Tina Fey admitted that Baldwin has been acting particularly nostalgic as they prepare to wrap production for good.
"Not a day goes by that he doesn’t go around to the crew and agitate for a season eight," she tells EW. "‘You’ve gotta change your minds!’ It’s like, ‘It’s not really up to me -- and also, no.’”
Baldwin quickly followed his salary tweet with an admission that he is also a bit excited to be free of the hefty commitment. "I am looking forward to some time off," he writes. "A lot of time off."
30 Rock returns for its final season, full cast intact, with the aptly titled "The Beginning of the End" on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.