07/02/2013 03:44 pm ET Updated Jul 02, 2013

Alec Baldwin Quitting Acting? Actor Says He Would 'Love To' Quit

After his major meltdown last week, Alec Baldwin officially retired from Twitter. Now, he may be quitting something much bigger.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Baldwin spoke of his Twitter tirade against a UK journalist, and a hope that one day he could have a normal family life where his children don't know that he is famous.

"I have one dream in my life and that is that this daughter I’m having—she comes to me about seven or eight years from now, she has a friend, and she’s at her house and she says, 'Daddy, Susie’s mom says you used to be on TV. Daddy, is that true?' She has no knowledge of me as a public person," Baldwin told the publication. "That would be heaven for me."

When asked if that meant he would stop acting, the 55-year-old actor responded, "I’d love to if I could, yeah. That would be the greatest thing in the world," adding, "I would love to. If I could find something else to do."

This isn't the first time that Baldwin has threatened to quit the business. "I don't have any interest in acting anymore," he said in an 2009 interview with Men's Journal. "Movies are a part of my past. It's been 30 years. I'm not young, but I have time to do something else."

After wrapping "30 Rock" earlier this year, Baldwin signed on for more projects. He appears in Woody Allen's upcoming film "Blue Jasmine" with Cate Blanchett, Alden Ehrenreich, and Peter Sarsgaard, and will work with Patrick Wilson on next year's "Caught Stealing."

For more from Baldwin, head over to Vanity Fair.

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