Audio: Alec Baldwin Interviews Lena Dunham
LENA DUNHAM IS NOT-SO-SECRETLY REPULSED BY RIHANNA AND HER LOW SELF-ESTEEM BEHAVIOR
When in holy hell did Alec Baldwin become Ira Glass? Apparently he has a podcast now and it’s sponsored by Capital One. First of all, why does Alec Baldwin need a sponsor? Call up Lena, record the conversation, and upload it to the goddamn internet. It’s totally free and you can do it in your panties (so I’ve heard).
How long have I been doing this now and suddenly Alec Baldwin’s getting paid to talk to Lena Dunham? I don’t need this shit! (Audio after the jump)
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love Alec and all (I do, however, I ignore the shark-jumped ’30 Rock’ at this point), but the funniest part of this conversation comes at the beginning when Alec is setting up the interview. I can just see him sitting in some ramshackle studio that doubles as the A/V room at the Warner Bros. building in New York: crouched down, with his lips just hovering above the microphone. He speaks into it with a low, breathy whisper—and he’s totally serious!
Once the interview starts, Alec turns into himself and just talks to Lena like a regular person and not someone who’s listened to too much NPR. I think there’s this belief out there that everyone needs to be a “real reporter”, so they whisper and get all serious in the set-up.
All Alec needs to do is call me up. I’ll interview young moguls, do it for free, and in my panties. I guarantee ratings will plummet.
Lena talks about ‘Tiny Furniture’, ‘Girls’, and Rihanna’s messy ass: