Alec Baldwin: ROCK OF AGES Film Was 'A Complete Disaster'
ROCK OF AGES
During a seminar on Tuesday, October 22nd at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City, Alec Baldwin discussed his appearance in the 2012 big screen adaptation of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES and called it a "horrible movie".
"It was a complete disaster," said the 30 Rock star. "A week [into production] you go, 'Oh God, what have I done?' He went on to explain that he only agreed to appear in the project because he wanted to work with director Adam Shankman.
The often controversial actor went on to criticize the state of Hollywood films in general, maintaining, "Now people's own lives are more interesting than what's in the theatres... [Studios now] only want Spider-Man."
Baldwin, who last month picked up an Emmy Award for his lead role on NBC's 30 Rock. He is currently hosting the late-night talk show Up Late on MSNBC and recently starred on Broadway in the revival of 'Orphans'.
Directed by Adam Shankman ("Hairspray"), New Line Cinema's adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical ROCK OF AGES hits theaters on June 15th, 2012..
Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.
The movie musical starred Julianne Hough ("Burlesque"), with actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut, Russell Brand ("Arthur," "Get Him to the Greek"), Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti ("Cinderella Man"), Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Chicago"), Malin Akerman ("The Proposal"), R&B queen Mary J. Blige and multiple Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston (TV's "Breaking Bad," "The Lincoln Lawyer"), with Oscar nominees Alec Baldwin ("The Cooler") and Tom Cruise ("Born on the Fourth of July").