08/23/2012 06:22 pm ET Updated Aug 24, 2012

Tony Danza Running For NYC Mayor? Actor Discusses Political Ambitions

Forget the buzz circling former congressman Anthony Weiner's potential run for mayor: actor Tony Danza is now voicing interest in showing New York City who's the boss in 2013.

The Wall Street Journal reports Danza opened up about his rather unexpected political ambitions at the premiere of Joseph Gordon Levitt's "Premium Rush" film on Wednesday.

Danza said, "I’m of a certain age, and you see things, and you think maybe you could help. You say: ‘Let me fix the city. Let me run for Mayor."

The 61-year old, Brooklyn-born Danza also mentioned he's a "real user of mass transit" and favors less cars in the city. He even questioned fellow actor Alec Baldwin's constant toying with a political run asking, "Can Alec Baldwin be a viable candidate?"

If Danza is serious-- which we're guessing he's not, considering he ended his contemplation with "and it's not like anybody's asking me"-- he would join a crowded cast of likely characters including Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio, and Scott Stringer.

State Senator Malcolm Smith is also one of the rumored candidates, who also made a splash Wednesday with his bizarre press conference demanding Lil Wayne apologize for his comment, "I don't like New York."

Update: Tony Danza's publicist reached out to HuffPost and said, "While Tony actively follows politics he has no plans to run for mayor. He is excited to move forward with the development of his abc sitcom."