The 30 Rock star hit the headlines after clashing with a snapper in New York City on Tuesday (19Jun12), but he played down the furore with a distracting striptease on The Late Show With David Letterman.
After arriving on set to Pat Benatar’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Baldwin broke the tension by announcing his recent weight loss and stripping down to his underwear to show off his trim legs.
Predicting Letterman’s first line of questioning, Baldwin told him, “Let’s get to it, shall we? You’re obviously burning to hold up the cover of the (New York) Daily News.”
The host then showed the audience a copy of the newspaper, which shows the actor lunging for the snapper, as Baldwin joked, “I think you can see I’m forming the letter ‘F’ with my mouth and what I’m saying is, ‘What F stop are you on with the camera?'”
He then insisted, “They want you to react. They want you to take a punch or push them or something… Nobody got punched. I kind of pushed him out of the way because he almost hit me in the face with the camera.”
New York Daily News staff snapper Marcus Santos has since filed a criminal assault complaint against Baldwin with police.