Despite being offered an "incomprehensible amount of money," 30 Rock and The Departed actor Alec Baldwin turned down a Grand Theft Auto voice work role because he did not want to damage his reputation, he told IndieWire in a new interview.
"[The makers of] Grand Theft Auto came to me to do a voice of some mobster, many years ago, for Grand Theft Auto 2," Baldwin said. "And they offered this incomprehensible amount of money for one day's work. And they offered me a pile of money, this ridiculous amount of money to just come in a record this voice for one or two days."
"And I turned them down because [the character] was a cop killer, he added. "And I didn't want to get near that [because] of my reputation; I have enough problems with the press as it is. I said no."
It is unclear which specific GTA2 character Baldwin turned down. A Rockstar Games representative was not immediately available to comment.
Baldwin is no stranger to voiceover, having performed roles in the Madagascar series, as well as Rise of the Guardians, among others. He also played himself on an episode of The Simpsons.
Past celebrities to work with Rockstar Games on GTA titles include Ray Liotta, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Madsen, among others.