Alec Baldwin believes he's come to terms with his anger issues.
In the August issue of Vanity Fair, the 54-year-old admits he's behaved "unreasonably" and "childishly" in the past. "Hollywood does draw some very strange characters, and then the power of Hollywood and what they can do with it becomes like a blood sport to them," Baldwin explains.
Addressing his highly-publicized child-custody case with ex-wife Kim Basinger, 58, Baldwin reveals he once dreamed of murdering the actress' lawyer "with a baseball bat." The Emmy winner also admits he wanted to seek vengeance on Harvey Levin, the TMZ producer who posted the now infamous voicemail Baldwin left for his daughter, Ireland. "I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut him and kill him," he says of Levin. "I wanted him to die breathing his last breath looking into my eyes."
Baldwin says his temper is no longer an issue, despite a recent scuffle with a New York Daily News photographer. "You have to let that go," he says. "Through time -- I mean, it does heal wounds." Such is the case with Basinger, whom Baldwin says he speaks with "from time to time" about their daughter, 16; he describes the tone of their contact as "cordial."
The actor's interview was conducted before his June 29 wedding to yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, 28, whom he credits with helping him find inner peace. "I thought, 'I'm probably never going to meet somebody like this again,' and so I decided I would get married," Baldwin tells Vanity Fair of Thomas. "And I am getting married -- which is kind of mind-blowing to me."
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Alec Baldwin: I've Behaved "Unreasonably" and "Childishly"